The newly chartered Chestatee Middle School chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America has been very busy this year.
Students Compete in State Competition
The CMS chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America celebrated National FBLA Week during February 10-16. Many activities were held. The daily announcements contained slides about FBLA and our members’ names. Tuesday was Dress for Success Day where business attire was worn during the day at school. Wednesday was Teacher Appreciation Day. FBLA members honored their favorite faculty/staff person at CMS with a card and candy. Thursday, which was Valentine’s Day, honored our members by giving them an ice cream treat during lunch. Friday was Community Service Day where students collected change for the March of Dimes. A total of $130.00 was collected for the March of Dimes.
The Middle Level FBLA State Leadership Conference was held on February 28 at the Macon Centreplex in Macon. Shelby Ventura competed in Public Speaking and Computer Slideshow; Destiny Motes, Computer Slideshow; Breanna Massey, Desktop Publishing, and Taylor Lewis, Business Computation.
Congrats to Shelby Ventura and Destiny Motes for winning 1st place in the Computer Slideshow competition for which they will be recognized on the national FBLA site and in their publication, Tomorrow’s Business Leader. Shelby also won 5th place in Public Speaking.
On November 30, nine students traveled to Athens, Georgia, for the FBLA Fall Leadership Conference. Our chapter was recognized as one of the newly chartered middle school chapters in Georgia. While there, students participated in leadership opportunities as well as played in a Monopoly Tournament that benefited the March of Dimes.
The Middle Level FBLA State Leadership Conference will be in Macon, Georgia, in February. Our students are competing in Computer Slideshow, Desktop Publishing, Business Computation, and Public Speaking. Students from around the state will complete in various business. Leadership tracks will also be offered to all students in attendance.
The March of Dimes Hat Day
Students paid $1.00 to wear a hat; proceeds went to the March of Dimes and FBLA. FBLA is the largest student organization that supports the March of Dimes.
American Enterprise Day
This day was celebrated across the nation by FBLA chapters on November 15. Members wanted everyone to know that living in America and being able to become an entrepreneur is a privilege.
Face Painting by members was enjoyed by community children at the school’s Fall Festival on October 29. FBLA and FCCLA jointly treated the faculty/staff on October 31. This effort was very much appreciated.
What are a quarter million teenagers doing right? FBLA
Georgia FBLA is a nonprofit student organization committed to preparing today's students for success in business leadership. With over 50 years of experience, Georgia FBLA is the premiere organization for student leaders.
Georgia FBLA is an affiliate of Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. It is the largest student business organization in the world with more than 250,000 members. Georgia is also the largest FBLA chapter in the nation with over 17,500 members.
FBLA is an important partner in the success of school-to-work programs, business education curriculums, and student leadership development. FBLA is recognized by the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor as an integral part of a co-curricular approach to business and leadership education.
The FBLA mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. We bring our mission to life through the application of our motto: Service, Education, and Progress.
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is the student organization associated with Business Education. Students are encouraged to join and participate. Students are given the opportunity to participate in community service projects such as the canned food drive for the Salvation Army and the Hall County March of Dimes. FBLA is the world’s largest youth volunteer force for the March of Dimes as well as many other regional and national nonprofit organizations.
FBLA students compete at the regional, state, and national level. Co-curricular activities of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) are incorporated in the course. For more information about FBLA, go to www.georgiafbla.org or www.fbla-pbl.org.