Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) students at HHS joined over 6,000 chapters nationwide and celebrated national FBLA-PBL Week, February 8-12, 2016.
The activities planned focused on the words surrounding the FBLA-PBL crest: Service, Education, and Progress. Among the special activities scheduled were the signing of our FBLA Week Proclamation, “Each One/Reach One” recruiting meeting for upcoming freshmen, Career Awareness & Goal Setting speakers, Dr. Christopher Schauer and Dr. Caleb Dalley of the NDSU Research Extension Center, Cupcake Mania sales and deliveries, professional dress days, a presentation on KNDC Radio’s TTO program, a Group Luncheon sponsored by Blondie’s Catering/Connie Walch, student members and their families, and many other activities including spirit boosters with balloons and “Be the Boss” tshirts.
In addition, students from the Introduction to Business Class participated in the nationwide effort, “Reach Out and Read” by reading to both kindergarten classes and by collecting used books throughout the week. 117 used books were collected and will be delivered to the local nursing home.
FBLA-PBL Week falls within National Career & Technical Education Month™, which highlights the impact of career and technical education (CTE) on student success, workforce development, and the economy.
“The momentum of a national event provides the perfect occasion to spotlight CTE programs that are making a difference—like FBLA—in the lives of our students, in our community, and to our nation overall,” said Mrs. Kari Mayer, FBLA adviser. In addition, committee chairperson, McKenna Poss says “our week would not have been possible without the support of our student member families, KNDC Radio, and our local City Council and staff and administration at Hettinger High School.”
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) student business organization with nearly a quarter million members and advisers in 6,000 chartered high school and college chapters worldwide. Its mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. The association is headquartered in Reston, Virginia outside Washington, DC. For more information visit www.fbla-pbl.org.