FBLA Members Compete at State Level

McKenah Bryson, Noah Haddox, and Kristie Ferrick participated in the state FBLA conference in Hershey along with Eric Staples (not pictured).

“To bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.”  This is the mission statement of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) organization.

General McLane High School reactivated their chapter of FBLA last fall under the leadership of business teacher and advisor Erin Bentley.  Four members of the club participated in FBLA’s State Leadership Conference in Hershey, Pa. this past week along with 4,000 other student members and advisors from all over the state.  

Seniors Kristie Ferrick, Noah Haddox, Eric Staples and junior McKenah Bryson attended the conference and participated in various workshops such as “International Business-Careers and Competencies,” “Travel, Learn, and Live Overseas,” “Mind-Blowing Leadership,” “How to Ignite Your Chapter,” and an anti-bullying toned “Sweethearts & Heroes.” They also individually competed respectively in the following competitive events:  Accounting I, Personal Finance, Cyber Security, and Journalism.

Future Business Leaders of America is a nonprofit educational association of student members preparing for careers in business or who are just simply interested in learning more about the free enterprise system. FBLA helps students develop leadership abilities, and prepare for entry into, and advancement within, a business or business-related occupation. Members learn how to engage in business enterprise, how to direct the affairs of a group, and how to compete honorably in competitive events. These activities help prepare students to be better employees and better citizens.