July 20, 2017, Sonoraville’s FBLA Officer Team attended the Summer Leadership and Officer Training Session in Cartersville at Cartersville Middle School. The officer team gained many valuable leadership skills, and are extremely excited and pumped for the next year!
Officers in attendance included: Matthew Segursky (9th, Treasurer), John Graves (12th, President), and Nick Proctor (11th, Vice President).
On Wednesday, April 26, Administrative Professionals’ Day, Sonoraville FBLA showed their appreciation for all of the administrative professionals at the school. Sonoraville FBLA provided each professional with candy, a ball, and a note thanking them for all they do for Sonoraville. The administrative professionals were immensely grateful for the gifts Sonoraville FBLA provided them, and the chapter is greatly anticipating next year’s Administrative Professionals’ Day.
On April 29, students from the Sonoraville FBLA spent their morning at local Belk stores selling tickets for a charity sale. Students were asked to approach entering customers and sell $5 tickets. Many different charities and nonprofits worked the events, and all of the proceeds were split evenly between the groups. Students greatly benefited from the event and learned good marketing skills. The main purpose of this fundraiser was to earn money for March of Dimes.
Bleckley County High School’s Future Business Leaders of America was awarded the 2016 Bibb/Macon March for Babies Top FBLA Team Award. Bleckley FBLA members and advisers are elated about the donation of $900.00 they were able to make to this worthy cause this past school year.
BCHS FBLA President, Lacey W. and March of Dimes Chair, Tyler S. are shown above with the award and a handwritten note from Glenda Davis, Senior Development Manager of Central/Southern Georgia March of Dimes. Ms. Davis expressed her appreciation for our organization’s hard work and continued support and dedication to the cause. Ms. Davis commented that Bleckley High’s FBLA is truly making a difference in the lives of babies in Middle Georgia and beyond.
March of Dimes’ March for Babies is an FBLA State Project that BCHS FBLA takes to heart. Each year we participate in a variety of activities to earn money for this cause. We appreciate the willingness of Superintendent Steve Smith to allow us to hold a system wide dress down week each year as well as a Hats On For Babies hat day at BCHS each year. We hope to expand opportunities to raise money for this cause in the future.
On Tuesday, April 18, 2017 BCHS FBLA and Business classes had a guest speaker, Wesley Sewell. Wesley, is a recruiter from Middle Georgia State College and a member of the Bleckley County High School CTAE/CTSO Advisory Board.
He spoke to the business classes about how to get into college. He spoke of the different opportunities they have to obtain scholarships from MGSU and about a scholarship, they offer for Bleckley County students that will pay for half of the first-semester tuition. He also introduced students to the many sports opportunities that MGSU has to offer and about the continuing expansion of their athletic department. Mr. Sewell discussed the diplomas and certificates that students can obtain from MGSU and the academics available to students at a multitude of locations throughout Middle Georgia. He spent a good bit of time discussing their Aviation School located in Eastman and the different opportunities that students could have with the aviation school only found in a few locations throughout the United States. He also discussed the move on when ready program (MOWR) for BCHS students. The students were very involved in what he had to say and learned a lot about MGSU.