GSSM students compete in FBLA event

on Monday, 01 August 2022. Posted in Local News

Four South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics students recently competed in the FBLA National Leadership Conference in Chicago.

     Four South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics students recently competed against 12,000 high school students in the FBLA National Leadership Conference in Chicago.

     James Hammond, Jessica Hu, Sherry Kong, and Mritika Senthil went head-to-head in a variety of academic competitions with some of the most intelligent high school students from around the United States.

    “We are proud of our ‘Govies’ for performing so well at the state level to be invited to attend the national FBLA conference this summer,” said GSSM President Danny Dorsel. “Even though these students were in the middle of their summer research, they were able to take time away to represent their school and state. I’m excited to see the impact these students have in South Carolina and beyond with their solid STEM education coupled with their business acumen.”  

       “The FBLA NLC not only helped me network to eventually get a jump start in my career in finance, but it also allowed me to explore one of the largest cities in the U.S., ” said Hammonds.

     GSSM students competed in a wide variety of academic competitions, including international business, business ethics, graphic design, personal finance, sales presentations, sports and entertainment Management and more.

    “GSSM FBLA are a dynamic group of students who grow their leadership, business, and personal and professional development skills through FBLA and presentations by GSSM alumni throughout the year,” said Beth Dinndorf, executive director of the GSSM Foundation and FBLA advisor.

     “I'm proud of the accomplishments of these students at the FBLA National Leadership Conference and of all GSSM students who participated in FBLA throughout the school year and competed in the South Carolina State Conference.”

     GSSM is now gearing up for the new school year. Residential students will begin moving into the Hartsville campus in early August. Accelerate and STEM Foundation students will begin virtual classes around the state in mid-August.