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New FBLA officers and members at School of Discovery Genesis Center

The Selma School of Discovery Genesis Center held an Installation Ceremony and Emblem Ceremony for its Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America, Inc. on Thursday at the J.A. Pickard Auditorium.

Jessica Spivey, FBLA Adviser at SOD, did the installation and induction ceremonies for the school’s six officers: Cedriauna Eaton, President, Trinity Hardy, Vice President, Daryl Tillis, Treasurer, Ayanna James, Secretary, Ri’Kiya Scott, Historian/Reporter and Cassidy Hatcher, Parliamentarian.

Other FBLA students becoming FBLA members were: TeKevious Beal, Safiya Bevel-White, Ethan Brown, Marqaveun Brown, Kendarivus Craig, La’Asia Davis, Demarrious Fletcher, Ayiraa Fortier, JaiQasia Glover, Rakyah Gregory, Jae’Dyn Haywood, James Henderson Jr.,  Jamiya Johnson, Alisia Lee, IanCole Maresett, Xavier McGary, Kristan Moore, Kristi Moore, Rod’Neisha Parker, Shiloh Rivers, Ariana Rutledge, Rashad Smiley, Katherine Stevenson, Darrica Whitlock, Samarion Woods, Brendon Young and Fran’Kiya York.

Crystal Boykin, FBLA Primary Adviser at SOD, thanked the parents for supporting their children join FBLA.

Rural Health Medical Program, Inc. CEO Keshee Dozier-Smith, a 2004 graduate of Selma High, delivered the FBLA Advisory Address. Dozier-Smith said she had great teachers in Perry County and Dallas County, which paved the way for her success.

Rev. Dr. Franklin B. Fortier, Founder and Pastor of Beloved Community Church of Selma, delivered the inspirational address. Fortier praised the SOD students for their dedication and commitment to the future.

“You children represent a great future for us,” Fortier said. “FBLA is the best preparation you can get. I’m excited about the FBLA and the work the School of Discovery is doing.’’

SOD Principal Yosondra Lett said the FBLA is the school’s strongest organizations in her closing remarks.