FBLA Reaches Over 50 Hours With Habitat

FBLA had students working at Habitat for Humanity for the 4th time this semester this past Saturday. A few of us have seen the house come from a frame to almost completed while others have been able to contribute time once or twice. This was the best turnout for FBLA with 8 students joining adviser Kevin Harris. There were also six other volunteers working Saturday. We got a good bit of work done with the number of workers we had. The focus for FBLA this week was painting room doors, closet doors and door frames. The house is coming along if it will just stay dry. FBLA has contributed over 55 hours through 11/21/15.

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FBLA Gets Educated Off Campus

Twenty-two FBLA students recently took a trip to learn about business on site. Kevin Harris, adviser and Bray, HCHS teacher lead a trip to Wakefield Farms and Royston Manufacturing to give students an opportunity to see different areas of the businesses in person. They also got an opportunity to speak with different managers at both businesses.

Dick and Scott set up an outdoor classroom to discuss Wakefield Farms from a business perspective. They talked about work ethic, costs and profit, equity, sales, and types of jobs done at the farm. Students also learned about the history of Wakefield Farms. There were different types of equipment to view as well. Dick also threw in some life lessons for good measure. After the discussion and looking at some equipment, students received a bonus nugget by getting to see and go into a little house on the historic registry. Curtis , a descendent of the first settlers on the farm acreage and builders of the house, met us to discuss the history. He showed us the inside and made it more interesting as he shared information that he had researched. It was a good experience to see a different type of business and understand more about the business side of a farm.

Next, FBLA loaded up and visited Royston Manufacturing. Larry , plant manager, had things set up to help make the most of our time. Students were separated into 3 groups based on their interest and spent time with an expert in each of three fields, human resources, marketing and engineering. Students were able to ask questions and have discussions to learn more about duties in the specific areas as well as find out more about the company, in 6 – 8 person groups. After small groups, students were taken in two groups on a plant tour. It was surprising to see some of the finished products and find out who some of their customers are. We saw raw materials to shaping of the materials to pieces being put together to finished product. Many people don’t know, but they see work done by Royston Manufacturing regularly (Walmart and 7-11 are 2 of the main customers).

It was good to give our students an opportunity to go out to businesses and learn about them in person. This makes for a more lasting and interesting experience. We appreciate Wakefield Farms and Royston Manufacturing taking the time to share with us.

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Coming Together for One Cause

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Coming Together for One Cause
Tuesday, November 17, was the March of Dimes World Prematurity Awareness Day. In support of and to raise awareness for prematurity issues, the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter from Alexander High School, Chapel Hill High School,mand Douglas County High School joined with the Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) members from West Georgia Technical College in wearing purple.
As students went about their day on Tuesday, they were asked, “Why is there so many people with purple on today?” This gave students the opportunity to inform others about the issues of helping care for and prevent prematurity. According to the March of Dimes, 380,000 babies are born too soon every year in the Unites States; worldwide that number is 15 million. Many of these babies do not survive and, those who do, often have lifelong health issues. The March of Dimes is working to solve this problem.
The three organizations plan to make this an annual event where they join together to raise awareness for the issue of prematurity.
http://newsmomsneed.marchofdimes.org/?tag=prematurity-awareness-month

Coming Together for One Cause

Tuesday, November 17, was the March of Dimes World Prematurity Awareness Day.  To raise awareness of prematurity issues, the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) from Alexander High School, Chapel Hill High School and, Douglas County High School joined with the Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) members from West Georgia Technical College in wearing purple.
As students went about their day on Tuesday, they were asked, “Why is there so many people with purple on today?” This gave students the opportunity to share with others about the issue of helping care for and prevent prematurity. According to the March of Dimes, 380,000 babies are born too soon every year in the Unites States and worldwide that number is 15 million. Many of these babies do not survive and those who do often have lifelong health issues. The March of Dimes is working to solve this problem.
The three organizations plan to make this an annual event where they join together to raise awareness for the issue of prematurity.

http://newsmomsneed.marchofdimes.org/?tag=prematurity-awareness-month

FBLA Fall Leadership Conference- Mundy’s Mill

FBLA Fall Leadership Conference

On November 4-5, the Mundy’s Mill High School FBLA chapter attended the GA FBLA Fall Leadership Conference in Athens, GA. Everything about the trip was interesting, informative, and inspiring. It all began when we arrived in Athens. Our chapter was fortunate to be staying across the street from the actual Classic Center! We took a tourist walk to grab lunch before sight-seeing. While on our walk, we encountered many other chapters, which was a great ice breaker for us all. After, we began to get in Official Dress to attend our Opening Session! When we entered the center and were seated for the Opening session, we tried to anticipate the keynote speaker. Shortly after, it began! The state officers did a phenomenal job at presenting and hosting the event. Although no one guessed who the guest speaker would be, we were all pleasantly surprised that Jeff Jones was the keynote speaker! His presentation about being WISE was definitely impactful. I learned that success takes an everyday sacrifice and to always stay focused on my goal. With our minds and hearts full of his message, it was time for bed!

At 7 a.m. the next day, our chapter rose to prepare for the awesome day ahead of us! We attended two workshops that exposed us to great new leadership techniques, life lessons, and character building! After, we played monopoly with hundreds of other chapters! It was my favorite part of the day. Lunch was next. Afterwards, we attended two more amazing workshops! To our dismay, the GA Fall Leadership Convention was over. With so much new information and many new friends, the Mundy’s Mill High School FBLA chapter returned home to prepare to soar to new heights!