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.

Sonoraville High School WORKS BELK CHARITY SALE

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.

BCHS FBLA Named Top FBLA Team Donor for Middle Georgia

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.

Bleckley FBLA Invites Advisory Board Member Sewell to Speak

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.


On March 27, Sonoraville High School FBLA assisted local community leader, Stacey Long, present a workshop for Red Bud Middle School FBLA. Ms. Long opened the workshop by having students properly introduce themselves to each other, noting the correct way to give a handshake and the importance of eye contact. Sonoraville leaders assisted in this process and helped the RBMS future leaders. Students learned the fundamentals of public speaking, including impromptu and extemporaneous. They learned key tips on how to succeed when competing in these events, but also how to effectively present in areas outside of competition (such as networking). After learning what it takes to make a great speech, the members implemented their new knowledge and actually presented two of their own speeches. SHS FBLA provided feedback and pointers for even better speeches. Students left feeling confident in their newfound speaking abilities!