Fort Mill Times

NaFo is all business at state

If anyone tells these students to mind their business, they can honestly answer, "We are."

Nation Ford High School's Future Business Leaders of America took the weekend's S.C. state competition by storm, qualifying 47 members for nationals. Fort Mill High's team was also successful, sending eight to nationals.

But NaFo was clearly the class of the contest. The students weren't the only ones bringing home the hardware. Nation Ford FBLA Adviser Lynn March was named Adviser of the year.

"I didn't even know the students nominated me," Marsh wrote in a text message to the Times announcing the results.

But it was her students' achievement that she emphasized. Marsh also pointed out an irony of business-oriented competitions at a time when the Great Recession has school districts, including Fort Mill's, making Draconian cuts to balance their budgets.

"I'm thrilled and so proud of them," she texted. "Now it's on to planning for nationals and how to help them all find the money to go to nationals. It would be a shame if a lack of money keeps them from representing Nation Ford and the town."

Check back for more and see the March 24 print edition of the Fort Mill Times.