Bowdon FBLA Spreads Christmas Cheer Around Nursing Homes

The Bowdon High School FBLA spread some early Christmas cheer through singing loud for all to hear when they went caroling around nursing homes on November 29, 2017.  Each student who wanted to participate brought a toy for the Toys for Tots drive as the cost of the trip. Dressed in Christmas attire, twenty-four members along with their adviser visited six different nursing homes in the Carrollton/Bowdon area.  As they walked down the hallways they sang Christmas carols and wished the residents Merry Christmas.
Christmas caroling not only brought joy to the hearts of the residents of each home but also to the students who attended the trip. After they had visited the nursing homes in Carrollton, they stopped for lunch at American Pie Pizzeria. Then they boarded the bus for Bowdon and gave a performance at the Majestic Nursing Home. Christmas caroling was a treat for all attended, and the students only hope they made someone’s holiday season a little brighter.

Bowdon FBLA Cancer Awareness Walk

On Wednesday, October 26th, Bowdon High and Bowdon Middle Future Business Leaders of America joined together for a cancer awareness walk. We walked around the middle school track, ate snacks, and then all of the strong ladies shared their story. We also raised money for cancer research by selling t-shirts.

Bowdon High School FBLA Visit the Chick-fil-A Headquarters

Bowdon High school attended the Chick-fil-A headquarters on November 1, 2016. Upon arrival, they began a backstage tour of the Chick-fil-A office and learned the history. While learning the history of the corporation they learned about the business skills that S. Truett Cathy used when creating a thriving business. The students were able to visit the original office of S. Truett and sit behind his desk that he resided in every day. Students learned some key principles that Cathy tried to enforce and to leave a final legacy. S. Truett Cathy learned at a young age what it would take to keep a striving business…“One of the most meaningful truisms I have learned about leadership is that it’s all about action.” Once the tour was complete the students visited the original Dwarf (Grill) House and were able to see the original Chick-fil-A, where the story began.

Bowdon High School FBLA Chapter Celebrate’s Bus Driver Appreciation Week

On October 17th, during annual Bus Driver Appreciation Week, members of Bowdon High School FBLA honored a very special bus driver with a 2016 FBLA t-shirt. Melanie Franklin,  who drives the school bus for Carroll County Schools, has been a valuable asset to BHS FBLA program. She is willing to navigate through Atlanta traffic as well as travel across the state of Georgia to get our members where they need to go! Thank you to all bus drivers for the job you do and we certainly do appreciate you!

Homecoming Week Food Drive: A Win-Win Competition for the Red Devils

The Bowdon High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) hosted the canned food drive for homecoming week involving all the schools in the community. Bowdon Elementary and Middle were contacted to begin collecting canned food and non-perishable items for the community food bank. Boxes were set up at both the middle and elementary school. The FBLA high school students decorated their collection boxes for each grade level in the spirit of homecoming festivities and placed them in the lobby. While each grade level donated food for the food bank they earned points for the homecoming spirit award! On Friday when the completion was over a few FBLA members helped to gather and count the donations. As over 1,100 items were stacked and counted in Mrs. Edwards’ room, the seniors came out on top by only 50 cans! All the items were then loaded up and taken to Bowdon Area United Christian Ministries (BAUCM) where they will be distributed to the real winners-our community!