Member Maisi C and former members due to graduation Jillian G and Jordan S. each received a letter from Governor Brian Kemp in recognition of their hard work and representation of Georgia at FBLA Nationals in June and July. Students were honored to receive the recognition from the Governor and the letters along with the achievements of these young ladies have inspired others to aspire for greatness. We are looking forward to achieving greatness at Nationals again this coming year.
We are super proud of our local chapter and their efforts to grow our program. Last year we had less than 40 members. Our initial goal was 40 members. We met this goal within the first week of school. Our next goal was to make it to 50. We nailed that within two weeks and now we have met our third goal and obtained a membership of 60. That is nearly double last year’s membership. We have had several members really step it up with recruitment starting with our officers. Three officers have obtained Membership Madness and three have obtained Membership Mania. We could not be prouder of our group and we are not ready to stop here. Our next goal is 75! We cannot wait to meet it.
Bleckley County High School Future Business Leaders of America officers attended Summer Leadership Officer Training Summit (SLOTS) in Cordele and Cummings Georgia in July. SLOTS is a time for officers to work together to plan for the coming year pinpointing goals, advancements, expansions, recruitment and the like. These young ladies worked together to identify areas of service, education, leadership and progress that they wanted to focus on in the coming year.
This group of ladies works amazingly well with one another and we are super excited for the year to come. Co-President Olivia W., Vice-President Amanda K., Secretary Sophie K., Treasurer Alexis B., and Reporter Cassidy S. all attended the SLOTS in Cordele, Georgia on Tuesday and Co-President Maisi C. attended SLOTS in Cummings, Georgia. This group of officers has a lot planned for the coming year and all BCHS students who are interested in the world of Business or finding their place in an organization are welcome to visit us at visitation. We will be set up in the Commons area. You do NOT have to be in the Business Pathway courses to be a member. Come join us for the many adventures planned for the coming year!
The FBLA mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. We bring our mission to life through the application of our motto: Service, Education, and Progress.
FBLA is an integral part of the Business program and pathway at Bleckley County High School. We are hoping to grow our membership greatly this year. There are many opportunities for students to find their talents and gifts and use them for the betterment of their future and career plans. Students have the opportunity to go to a variety of Leadership Conferences and competitions throughout the year. As students move beyond state and head to national level competition they have opportunities to travel, meet people from around the world, network with a variety of fellow students, and take their competitive spirits to a whole new level!
The Bleckley County High School Career and Technical Student Organizations of FBLA, FCCLA, FFA, and HOSA came together to raise money for the student organizations and for Buddy Ball, a community program very dear to them all. The Second Annual Royal Reverse Pageant was held on Friday, May 10 at Bleckley County High School Auditorium. We had a myriad of contestants participate in the event. We were very honored to have Representative Danny M., Ellen M. along with Jordy G. served as our judges for the event. We had over 20 contestants from the Bleckley County student body participate in this event.
Through the People’s Choice Award voting we were able to raise $484.00 for our local Buddy Ball program at the Cochran Bleckley Recreation Department. All other proceeds go directly to the CTSO programs at Bleckley County High School to assist students with monetary needs for conference, competitions and organization activities.
We were honored to have Walt P. and Lonnie G. emcee the evening. Little Miss Bleckley County Forestry Queen, Colleen T., assisted with individual awards and the crowning of our winner. Coming in as 3rd Runner Up was Sapphire Sparkle, 2nd Runner Up was Star Child, 1st Runner Up was Talicious and our Royal Reverse Queen was Diamond Sparkle.
Pictured L to R: Talicious, Diamond Sparkle, Star Child, and Sapphire Sparkle.
Pictured Back Row L to R: Olivia W. FBLA Co-President, Jordy G., Representative Danny Mathis, Ellen M.. Front Row L to R: Sophie K., FBLA Secretary and Maisi C., FBLA Co-President.