Pair of Lakeside students compete nationally   

By Josh Beavers 

Two Lakeside students traveled to Atlanta over in Georgia this past June to participate in a national competition. 

Kamryn Goodson and Lillian Jolly spent several days at the 2023 FBLA National Leadership Conference. 

They were joined by Lakeside teacher Lesa Ward. Goodson competed in journalism and Jolly competed in business calculations. 

They were the only Webster Parish students to attend. 

2023 NLC by the Numbers

14,000+: Attendees (833 Collegiate, 11,830 High School, 1,277 Middle School)

10,186: Competitors (623 Collegiate, 8,712 High School, 851 Middle School)

47: States, territories, and countries represented

72: Unique Exhibitors in the Future Leaders Expo  

$115,000+: Prize money awarded

104: Scholarships given, totaling $72,280

9,100+: Average number of daily views for the Middle & High School Blue Blazer Briefings

18,761: Number of unique Instagram accounts that saw FBLA content during the NLC