Cook High FBLA members recently worked toward making Christmas brighter for needy youngsters in Cook County. Members have joined with our community in collecting new toys for boys and girls of all ages. The program is by application, and our local DFCS staff members determine who qualifies for the program. Cook High FBLA members have been very excited to share with others during this busy and joyous Christmas season!
Author: Marsha Tillman
Cook High FBLA members partnered with HOSA to entertain our special students on Halloween. HOSA has headed up the Fall Frolic for several years. The Fall Frolic is held in the Cook High School gym during the morning and provides a carnival atmosphere for our special students at Cook High and Cook Elementary Schools. A number of clubs help with the event, including FBLA. Students enjoy games such as rubber duck, basketball shooting, cake walk, spin the wheel, hula hoop, and ring toss.
In addition to the Fall Frolic, special students trick-or-treat down the hallways at the school. They also get their pictures taken in front of a staged picture backdrop. FBLA provides treats for the students, as well as the backdrop and pictures. All students and teachers involved really enjoy the community atmosphere and fun!
Cook High FBLA President, Phoebe Burgman, recently attended and represented FBLA at the Cook High CTAE Advisory Meeting. Following the general meeting, the Business and Computer Science department held an in-depth meeting with advisory members from the community. Phoebe gave a preview of FBLA goals and accomplishments to the members. She was very excited as she spoke about our new members, upcoming competition events, and the Fall Rally. Phoebe gave an excellent overview of FBLA and represented our club and school well.
The FBLA officers at Cook High School are preparing for the new 2018-2019 year. After attending SLOTS, the officers decided to work several days before school began to get ready for the new year. They planned and created a new bulletin board using the theme “Branching Out with FBLA.” The bulletin board will be in place when new ninth graders and parents tour the school. The FBLA officers will take advantage of the orientation to recruit new members by setting up a station and handing out brochures about FBLA.
The officers for the new year include: Phoebe Burgman – President, Amanda Castro – Vice-President, Destinee Walker – Secretary, Jaina Patel – Treasurer, and Aydana Quiva – Reporter. The officers are full of ideas for socials, service projects, FBLA Week, and fundraising and are very excited to emerge as the new force at Cook High School.
The first meeting of Cook High FBLA was held August 14 in the cafeteria during advisement. This first meeting was open for nonmembers. The 2018-2019 President, Phoebe Burgman, opened the meeting and lead the attendees in reciting the FBLA Pledge. Phoebe discussed upcoming events such as a t-shirt design meeting, competitions, the BAA program, and the exciting Fall Rally. The officers showed a recruitment PowerPoint presentation during the meeting, as well, and then lead the crowd in playing the Monopoly Game. Refreshments were served and enjoyed by the attendees. We are looking forward to a great year of growth with Cook High FBLA!