Autumn Minyard is a junior at Sardis High School and excels not only in the classroom, but also in her extracurricular activities.

While holding a 4.0 GPA, taking dual enrollment classes, Advanced Placement classes and running track, Autumn has also held the position of 2018-2019 Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Alabama District 6 Vice President. She has been an active member of FBLA since her ninth grade year and has exceeded her own expectations.

When asked about the opportunities that FBLA has given her, she said, “FBLA has given me opportunities to travel and helped me to develop leadership skills. We spent a week in Montgomery preparing for events for the upcoming year and intense training on how to become a leader. These tools assisted me when I went and spoke at other chapter meetings and when the officer team presented a workshop at the National Leadership Conference in Baltimore.”

“Seeing former officers inspired me to run for state office.” Autumn said. “Joining the organization and being an officer was also another chance to build my resume and share what I had learned.”

Autumn says that “you learn what it takes to follow a pathway that leads to success.” That being said, she encouraged people to join the student organization and be active because of the success she has had.

Autumn has competed at the state competition, held in Birmingham, for the past three years. This year she placed within the top four in impromptu speaking, qualifying her for Nationals in San Antonio, Texas.

She also takes Advanced BTA, a class offered by Mrs. Strickland at Sardis High School, that trains students to become career ready.

In the class she has received her Microsoft Office Master level certification. To obtain the master level, Autumn had to pass the MOS Tests for Word Expert, Excel Expert, Outlook, and Powerpoint.

By gaining these certifications, she has an advantage when it comes to job opportunities because she can effectively operate those computer programs.

Autumn has aspirations of becoming a lawyer, and if she continues to stay on the path she is on she will definitely be a success in life.

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