Maria Manabat, a senior at Ware County High School, has continued to share her passion for FBLA for over three years at the local, state, and national levels. Through the programs and opportunities of FBLA, Maria believes that every member can undergo personal growth and achieve success. Since her freshman year, she has thrived in competitive events, such as Publication Design and Introduction to FBLA. In addition to competitive events, she has shown leadership as Ware County’s local chapter president, Georgia FBLA’s Region 2 President, and a two-term National President’s Executive Council member. Currently, she serves as the Georgia FBLA Southeast Area Vice President. Apart from FBLA, Maria enjoys spending time with friends and family, avidly critiquing movies and series, and trying foods from different cuisines.