During our annual Northwest Georgia fair this month, senior citizens were allowed to get into the fairgrounds for free on Wednesday, September 14th. At the fair, they were allowed to check out all of the attractions, as well as play bingo. Business leaders from Sonoraville High School presented the winners their prizes at the bingo games. Members of Sonoraville High School FBLA also assisted senior citizens by carrying trays to tables and getting sweet tea refills, provided by Calhoun’s Chick-fil-A.
When questioned about the community service the students had participated in, Sean Seabrook said that his experience gave him a sense of hope for today’s world. Though there are terrible tragedies people face daily, he learned that any little thing can make someone’s day a little better.
Student Taylor Harrison stated, “Too often, young people don’t think about the older generations in their community. This was an amazing opportunity to connect with senior citizens and see how thankful they are for the big and even the small acts of kindness.”
Sonoraville High School Future Business Leaders of America participated in the annual homecoming parade in Fairmount, Georgia on September 15, 2016. This is the first time in the organization’s history that FBLA has participated by having a car in the homecoming parade. Business students and FBLA members dressed up to get in the homecoming spirit. Officers chosen to ride in the parade were state officer Catherine Farist and local officers Joann Graves and Harley Craig. Following the parade, they attended the pep rally and bonfire.
Middle Level FLC will be held on November 16th. Members should attend to take advantage of the informative leadership workshop tracks. As a Middle Level member, attending these workshops provides you with the chance to learn important skills that will benefit you throughout the rest of your middle and high school years and well beyond. The sooner you learn key professional and networking concepts, ranging from how to properly conduct yourself in an interview to how to dine with pristine etiquette, the sooner you can practice them and put them to use. Learning and honing these skills early on will set you apart from the crowd and make people notice.
In addition to these useful workshops, members can take a break from learning to be young business professionals and compete in the MONOPOLY® Tournament. This exciting tournament is not only fun for all involved, but also raises money to benefit the March of Dimes.
Throughout the whole conference including constructive workshops and fun activities, members will be able to meet other excited and ambitious Middle Level members from across the state.
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