Malik Gibson, of St. Augustine High School, won first place in Public Speaking I at the Future Business Leaders of America State Leadership Conference in Lafayette.

Other participants from St. Augustine were Myles Poydras, second place, business communication; and Tré Dawson, Poydras and Joseph Laurent, second place, current events. Adonis Billizon-Johnson took fourth place in impromptu speaking; and Malcolm Mitchell placed sixth in economics.

Gibson and Poydras qualified for the national conference in Nashville in June.

Blaine Derbigny was installed as the FBLA District VI vice president for a second term.