Berrien Middle School Sells Lemonade and Cookies for March of Dimes

One of the foundations of FBLA is community service. The central focus of FCCLA is the family. Both organizations encourage the development of individual and group involvement to improve home, business, and community. Berrien Middle School FBLA and FCCLA partnered together in a project that centered on family and community service. They sold lemonade and cookies to support the March of Dimes.
FBLA and FCCLA members baked a variety of cookies for the sale. Chocolate chip, lemon, sugar, double chocolate, and peanut butter cookies were included on the menu. FBLA members also put their entrepreneurial skills to work by creating a lemonade stand. They designed and painted the signage for the stand and created the menu board. They also prepared lemonade and operated the stand during each lunch.
The faculty and staff at Berrien Middle School also supported the March of Dimes by participating in “Blue Jeans for Babies” days. All staff members received a Supporter poster and dressed down to support this worthy cause.
The profits received from the lemonade stand and faculty/staff donations will be presented to the March of Dimes. From polio to prematurity the March of Dimes focuses on researching the problems that threaten our children and finding ways to prevent them. Our local FBLA and FCCLA chapters are helping the March of Dimes fulfill their mission.

Lemonade Stand
Berrien Middle School FBLA members sold lemonade and cookies to support the March of Dimes.

SHS helps Optimist Reality Store be Successful

Sonoraville High School Future Business Leaders of America recently participated in hosting the Annual Optimist Reality Store. Approximately 575 students from Sonoraville, Gordon Central, and Calhoun High Schools participated in the event. Our schools are committed to seeing that our youth become aware of the importance for all adults to lead balanced, self-sufficient lives. The Optimist Reality Store is designed to encourage teens to think about their future and to help them visualize how their educational and career choices will affect their economic well-being. Participation in the Optimist Reality Store helps students learn about their choices, evaluate their options and plan for their future. We are greatly appreciative of the Gordon Optimist Club’s continued support of this meaningful event.

Sonoraville High FBLA Heads to Nationals

On March 12, Sonoraville High School Future Business Leaders of America traveled to Athens for the State Leadership Conference. Members enjoyed the fun opening session and were able to meet with some of the other 4,000 members in attendance from across the state. Students participated in constructive workshops, including an interactive session led by state officers detailing how to start your own business while still in high school. In addition to workshops, students advancing from the Region Leadership Conference also competed in their events.

At the awards ceremony, Nick P. received eighth place in Public Speaking I. John G. and Kirsten Y. placed fifth in Banking and Financial Systems in their team event, with John individually qualifying for the National Leadership Conference. Catherine F. placed fifth in Future Business Leader. Alex N. clutched a fourth place win in Public Speaking II, qualifying him to compete at Nationals again for three years straight.

SHS national qualifiers will travel to Anaheim, California at the end of June to compete for national titles.

FBLA Members Complete MOS Certifications

Bleckley County High School may be small in size and number, but we make up for that in a huge effort and striving for success. Bleckley County High School has been working hard to break last year’s certification success numbers and we are well on our way to achieve this. BCHS students achieved 167 Certifications last year and we currently have achieved 142 certifications so far this year. Sixty-eight percent of our BCHS FBLA members have achieved at least one certification with some members achieving as many as 9 certifications. We are super proud of our MOS certifying FBLA members! Continue to work hard to achieve that goal!

Washington Wilkes Middle School at 2017 State Leadership Conference

WWMS FBLA attended the State Leadership Conference in Perry, Georgia on February 28, 2017. Students worked hard and tested in the middle of February at the state level in various competitive events. The students that competed and traveled to the conference include Emily Denard, Emily E., Jayden G., Madison P., Eduardo S., Yesica V., and Jazlyn V. In the chapter of the year competition, WWMS won silver falling in the top silver chapters in the state.  Emily E. was recognized and received a trophy for her service this year as the Middle Level State secretary. Ms. Jenkins, chapter advisor, would like to thank members for their hard work this year and the community for their continued support.


Students pictured: (Left to right) Madison P., Emily E., Eduardo S., Jayden G., Jazlyn V., Yesica V., and Emily D.