The Bleckley County High School FBLA chapter attended State Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia March 23-25, 2018. SLC is the Leadership Conference where FBLA members throughout the state witness the culmination of all efforts made by Chapters, individuals, and teams throughout the year. Students not only continue competitions at SLC but also have the opportunity to attend leadership workshops provided by other chapter’s members as well as become presenters of their own workshops. Our FBLA representatives consisting of officers and members presented a workshop to members throughout the state entitled Great Expectations to Great Destinations. In this workshop our students discussed the many aspects of travel etiquette dos and don’ts such as common traveling courtesies, proper tipping habits and amounts, elevator manners, being a good neighbor in a hotel environment, how to act in a workshop or conference room setting and more. AS always our Bleckley County students make us proud! We have such awesome students in Bleckley County!
Attending the conference this year were advisers Melissa Barker and Julie Hutto, and members: Back row L to R: Olivia W, Caitlyn W, Tyler S, and Alex N. Center Row L to R: Shy C, Naomi R, and Emily A. Front Row L to R: Jordan S, Amanda K and Jillian G.
Recognized as an outgoing Region 5 Officer was Tyler S. Tyler has served for 2 years as a Region 5 Officer. Attending Region Officer Training Part I at the conference were upcoming Region 5 Officers Jordan S and Jillian G.
Recognized as Region 5’s Who’s Who in FBLA was Tyler S.
Recognized for completing the America Level of the Business Achievement Awards was Jordan S.
Congratulations to all of our FBLA members who competed at the State Level this year. All of our members did an excellent job and we had quite a few who were real standouts at SLC.
Congratulations to the following high achievers: Tucker F placed 10th in state in Agribusiness. Juliet C placed 8th in state in Journalism. Alex N placed 6th in state in Database Design & Application. Tyler S, Jordan S, and Caitlyn W placed 2nd in state in Monopoly Tournament. Allyson B placed 1st in state in Spreadsheet Applications.
Allyson B will have the opportunity to attend and compete in Nationals in Baltimore, Maryland this summer.
There are three main levels of achievement that a chapter can achieve each year starting at Bronze, then Silver, and finally Gold. Those chapters who make it to Gold have the opportunity to rise even higher to be included in the Superior level which means that your chapter ranks top 10% in the state. Of those top 10% chapters, the top 10 are then ranked. This year was the first year that large schools were separated from smaller schools. There were two separate divisions this year. Division 1 consisted of those schools that were 1000 or fewer students and Division 2 consisted of those schools that had greater than 1000 students.
As a chapter each year, we strive for Gold level. This year we were recognized as a top 10% chapter in the state giving us Superior Gold Chapter recognition. Our chapter was very successful this year and placed 5th in state for overall Chapter of the Year. We are VERY happy with the success of our chapter and will continue to strive for even better results next year.
A special thank you to everyone in the community for all of your support throughout the year. Supporting our RoyalPrint class and chapter business makes it possible for competition, conference attendance and travel to be affordable for all of our students.