James Murray, a business teacher at Pulaski County High School, has been named the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Kentucky Adviser of the Year.

Murray was recognized at the FBLA State Leadership Conference April 17-19 in Louisville. He will compete against other state winners for the National Adviser of the Year award at the National Leadership Conference, scheduled for June 28-July 3 in Anaheim, Calif.

The Pulaski County High FBLA chapter is the third-largest in Kentucky and has grown from 12 members to 258 in Murray’s 18 years as adviser. The chapter won a school-record 15 awards at the state conference, and 18 students advanced to national competition. It also won the local leadership challenge and finished second in the community service project competition in which it created 75 supply kits for the homeless and organized a “sleepout” that raised money for the community’s first homeless shelter.