On September 12, 2018 the Bleckley County FBLA Ch. 4622 hosted an officer installation and new member induction ceremony. The chapter hosted a meeting for the members from 5 to 6. During this meeting we played several ice breakers and team building activities. We also provided snacks and drinks for the members while we told them about the happenings in our organization. The middle and high school chapters met together to have the meeting and the ceremony.
After the meeting parents and members came to the BCHS lunchroom for the ceremony. We began by inducting our 2018-2019 FBLA high school officers. Each officer was read the responsibilities of their position and had to light their color candle. Later in the ceremony the officers spoke to the members and parents about FBLA. Then, the members were inducted by saying the FBLA pledge. We ended the night by speaking with parents, members, and taking multiple pictures.
On Friday, September 28th the Bleckley County High school chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) along with other CTSO organizations, including Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) and Health Occupation Student Association (HOSA) participated in raising money and awareness for breast and prostate cancer. Together we sold pink and blue t-shirts prior to the football game, collected donations at the game and held a balloon release at the game for all the people who have been affected by, were suffering from, or knew someone who had prostate or breast cancer. All together we raised lots of money and awareness for these causes as well as a greater appreciation for those affected by cancer.
Starting on Wednesday August 15, 2018 and ending on Tuesday August 21, 2018 Bleckley County High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) held FBLA Rush Week. During this week FBLA officers gave out certain prize incentives during lunch to members of FBLA to encourage and strengthen membership. On Wednesday we gave out different FBLA prizes that were drawn by spinning a wheel for the fortune that membership brings, on Thursday we gave out candy bars to sweeten the Membership, on Friday we had a guessing game to see how many starburst were in a cup and the person who came the closest won a cup with whatever they wanted to engrave on it because the fortune of FBLA membership is endless, on Monday we gave out sodas and water to entice membership growth and on Tuesday we gave out pizza to feed the hunger for membership. Overall, we gained twenty-nine new members and had the opportunity to recognize those members who had already joined FBLA.
On Tuesday, August 14, 2018, Bleckley County High School hosted the annual Career Technical Student Organization’s (CTSO) kickoff party. We invited FFA, HOSA, FCCLA, and FBLA members as well as non-members. We came together as CTSO officers to recruit new members and get the students of BCHS involved.
We met as CTSO officers to get the party started on August 6, 2018. During this meeting we decided which club would play what game and the food items that each of us would provide. We came up with several ideas that we thought would make it the best it could be for our members and students.
The day of the meeting we met at 3:15 p.m. in the BCHS lunchroom and gave the students time to get settled in. We then provided snacks such as cookies, brownies, chips and dip, and so much more. We also had tea, water, and lemonade to drink. As they were enjoying their snacks, the officer team from each club came up and introduced themselves and then briefly told about their club and some of their activities throughout the year.
We then split into groups which were determined by each person’s birthday month. Each club prepared its own ice breaker, and the students visited each club for about 10 – 15 minutes, then rotated until each group had been to ever club.
Once that was over the students headed outside for an amazing time. Outside were water games, corn hole, and a 48 foot long and 20 foot high waterslide. We had a huge turnout and hope to gain many new members through the annual Bleckley County High School CTSO kickoff.
More than 9,200 of America’s best and brightest high school students traveled to Maryland to Elevate Their Futures as they competed for the opportunity to win more than $175,000 in cash awards.
The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference was held June 28–July 1 in Baltimore. Participants from across the United States and abroad attended this exciting conference to enhance their business skills, expand their networks, and participate in more than 70 business and business-related competitive events.
Tucker F. from Bleckley County High School in Cochran, Georgia received national recognition at the FBLA Awards of Excellence Program on July 1. Tucker competed in Agribusiness and brought home sixth place.
The award was part of a comprehensive national competitive events program sponsored by FBLA-PBL that recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. For many students, the competitive events are the capstone activity of their academic careers. In addition to competitions, students immersed themselves in interactive workshops, visited an information-packed exhibit hall, and heard from motivational speakers on a broad range of business topics.