Recognition is a huge component of FBLA and motivating members to work up to achievement and maintain a high level of success in discovering their career ambitions and interests is absolutely key for individual and chapter prosperity.
Georgia FBLA offers numerous of awards and recognitions of various calibers to members who earn them in their FBLA journey; such as: BAA achievement pins and certificates, CSA recognition, scholarships, and awards presented at awards of excellence ceremonies at conferences; however, often times these are hard to work up to or hard to achieve without attending conferences and pursuing them rigorously.
I have a compromise: offer individualistic, team, or chapter awards and incentives to those who do outstanding work in a particular field or event. These can be established as up-for-grabs at the start of the school year or could be constructed as the brainchild of a proposed community event. None-the-less the award would recognize the student for their imitation and would motivate them and other members to strive to maintain the level of imitation and influence. The recognition could be inexpensive, calling out a congratulations on the morning announcements, or could range in expense — the discretion belongs to the chapter adviser’s, with school’s permission, to make.
Flashing lights, it shines our path for us to walk to success; flashing awards, they inspire us to strive for betterment in everything we do in life; flashing congratulations from peers, after all our peers are our greatest constructive force in life. No matter the exchange, know that the gesture is what counts — the intent to praise a student over a good deed manifests greatest in us all; here’s to the countless failures in our past that shape us to achieve tenfold amounts of success in our present and future!