BAA Lessons Learned

As a high school student, one is expected to look into colleges and think about one’s future and prepare for it. It sounds simple, but the topic can be difficult to dwell upon. It can be difficult to figure out where to start. What many do not expect is that when they join FBLA, they will be provided with a road map to their future. The Business Achievement Awards, or BAAs, is a set of activities that are to be completed individually. Each activity furthers the member’s understanding of business and the world while also causing them to think about their future.

BAA’s are split into three main categories: Service, Education, and Progress. Service activities involve the member working to improve their school, local businesses, and state. The activities are meant to improve their understanding of the connection between the community and business world. Education activities are meant to prepare the member for the perils of the business world and how to make it as an entrepreneur. Progress activities are centered on FBLA itself. They are meant to better the members understanding of how an organization works and why each level is important.

To some, the BAAs may seem to simply be more work; however, upon closer examination, they may come to realize the significant benefits these activities provide to every high school student. For instance, most of the activities under Service deal with community service directly- which is an element that is required to graduate from high school and to be accepted into college. Various activities within Education deal with thinking about your future. The category itself even focuses on one’s education past high school. The BAAs teach many skills that are valuable to students!

Krista-Eve is a junior at Chattahoochee County High School in Cusseta, Georgia.

Washington Wilkes Middle School Fundraising

Washington Wilkes Middle School FBLA Needs You!


Currently, WWMS FBLA is raising money selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts (plain glazed, cream filled, raspberry filled, lemon filled, buy one dozen get a dozen cards and coffee). Each member has a goal of selling $300 worth to help pay registration fees for various field trips including: Fall Rally, Fall Leadership conference, Regional Conference, and state conference. Please find a middle school FBLA member today to support their efforts in competitions both locally and statewide. Students will need to turn in money with their orders September 22, 2015 and the doughnuts will be delivered to WWMS Friday, September 25, 2015.


Ni'Javia Cade assistant secretary

Kiwanis Learns About FBLA

Sonoraville High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Adviser Lisa Smith and chapter officer Catherine were invited to speak at the Kiwanis meeting held on Tuesday, September 8. They ate lunch with the members before beginning the meeting. Mrs. Smith and Catherine introduced FBLA to the Kiwanis members, explaining the organization’s goals, projects, and benefits for members and the community.

Catherine Farist

2015 BCHS T-Shirt Design Winner Announced

Bleckley County High School FBLA had a t-shirt contest to find the best chapter shirt for submission at the Fall Motivational Rally. We invited members to make their own digital custom t-shirt design. Crystal, Gage, Jordan, Caitlyn, and Megan submitted entries for the competition. The winning shirt was submitted by the team of Caitlyn and Jordan. Congratulations!

Bleckley County High School Tyler S