School briefs: Farita Tasnim wins national IT contest

March 29, 2014 

Farita Tasnim, a junior at Columbus High School, has been named a winner in The National Center for Women and Information Technology competition. This statewide program is for young women who demonstrate computing and IT aptitude, leadership ability and strong academics.

The Chattahoochee County High School (CCHS) Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) recently competed at the 2014 FBLA State Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Ga. Kaliyah Parker and Kaitlynn Powell received an Outstanding FBLA Member Scholarship. They were also recognized for earning Leader level of the National FBLA Business Achievement Awards. There are four levels in the national program based on each student's service, education and progress in FBLA. The four levels are Future, Business, Leader and America. Parker and Powell are both currently working toward earning the highest America level. Powell also received the honor of being named the Who's Who in Region 6. With over 3,000 Georgia FBLA delegates from approximately 280 schools across the state in attendance, the CCHS FBLA Chapter had seven members in the top ten in Georgia in five separate events including a state champion--Alexander Medina in the Spreadsheet Applications event. He will represent CCHS at the 2014 National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tenn. this summer.

Savera Patel, a fifth grader at Britt David Magnet Academy, was recognized by the Young Georgia Authors writing competition as the first-place winner in the fifth-grade division for the Muscogee County School District. Her submission will advance to the state level representing Britt David. The YGA writing competition encourages students to develop enthusiasm for and expertise in their writing, to provide a contest to celebrate their writing successes, and to recognize student achievement in arts and academic.

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