Lincoln County Future Business Leaders of America, representing Lincoln County High School, competed at the FBLA National Convention in Baltimore, Md. Pictured here are (from left) Ryan Christa, Molly Barnes, Tate Stevenson and Elizabeth Barnes with their advisor, Brandi Barnes.

Lincoln County Future Business Leaders of America represented Lincoln County High School well at the FBLA National Convention in Baltimore, Md.

From June 28 to July 1, future business leaders ascended on Charm City to compete and showcase their skills.

Tate Stevenson, a 2018 LCHS graduate, competed in the Job Interview competitive event. In this event, contestants submit individual resumes and cover letters specific to a job of their choosing. Tate made history at LCHS by placing first in the nation, earning a national title and $700 scholarship.

“Competing on the national stage is an experience I will never forget. Because of this competition, my interviewing skills have grown tremendously,” Stevenson said. “I would also like to thank my advisor, Brandi Barnes, for her support, encouragement and training and the community for helping sponsor our chapter and trips.”

Stevenson now holds a national title from two different Career and Technical Education Organizations.

Stevenson was also recognized at the Lincoln County School Board’s August meeting for his outstanding achievement and representation of LC FBLA.

LC FBLA’s Molly Barnes and Ryan Christa competed in Publication Design and placed fourth in the state of Tennessee. In their competition, they represented a marketing company for a meal service delivery company. Their product’s name was “Dinner-Bell” and it focused on the Chattanooga area.

“I enjoyed competing against other teams from across the country, as well as a few teams from around the world. It was a wonderful learning experience and great reward for all the hard work Ryan and myself put in preparing for this year,” Barnes said.

LC FBLA’s Elizabeth Barnes competed in the Entrepreneurship competitive event and placed second in the state of Tennessee. This competition included two parts: an objective test on business principles and a presentation about a decision-making problem similar to those encountered by real life entrepreneurs.

Barnes said, “I really enjoyed taking part in the Entrepreneurship event this year. A lot of work went into this event, but it was worth it to have the opportunity to represent my school and my state at the national level.”

During the convention, LC FBLA attended keynote speakers, sessions and trade booths all while competing in their events.

For more information about the National FBLA Organization, visit their website at


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