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FBLA, Future Business Leaders of America, is an organization represented all over the country. Mountain View School District has a chapter with 67 members. Each year there is a Regional Leadership Conference for each region in the state. Students compete against other members within the region in various events, by taking an object test or giving a presentation related to some aspect of business. Those scoring the highest proceed onto the state level to compete in Hershey, PA against students from all over the state. If they place high enough at the State Leadership Conference, they can even go to compete at the National Leadership Conference.
On December 18, 63 eager students attended the Future Business Leaders of America Regional Leadership Conference at Keystone College, with hopes of placing high enough to attend the State Leadership Conference later in the year. Top five award winners were as follows: Michaela Gates - First in Career Exploration; David Krizauskas, Michael Ahearne, and Billy Owens - Second in the Management Decision Making Team; Misty Karhnak -Third in Computer Applications; Angela Ferrence - Second in Public Speaking II; Jessica Short - Third in Word Processing II; Laura Moser -Third in Current Events; Jordan Harvey - Fourth in Accounting I; Melinda Miller - Fourth in Career Exploration; Jamie Buzzerd - Fifth in Accounting II; Chase McLaud - Fifth in Business Law; Eric Potter - Fifth in Introduction to Technology Concepts; Jenna Weisenborn - Fifth in Word Processing II; and Veronica Robbins - Fifth in Career Exploration.
Top award winners who will continue on to the State Leadership Conference held in March in Hershey were as follows: Josh Jarnigan - First in Business Calculations; Elliott Williams - First in Business Law; Eric Congdon - First in Computer Problem Solving; Ben Garrison, Brian Lockwood, and Andrew Nichols - First in Management Information Systems; Krystal Chubirka, Casey Schweppenheiser, and Christina Zick - First in Emerging Business Issues; Justin Cerra - First in Impromptu Public Speaking; Ryan Walsh - First in Introduction to Business Communications; Sondra Fallon - First in Job Interview; Christian Fry - Second in Accounting I; Megan Shipsky - Second in Cyber Security; Sarah Bradley - Second in Marketing; Brittany Kozlowski - Second in Computer Applications; Wade Nordahl - Third in Business Law; Jake Harris - Third in Accounting I; and Calla Bufford - Third in Technology Concepts. FBLA would like to congratulate all of the members who attended Regionals for their accomplishments.
A Luau Dance was held to help benefit the American Trauma Society. FBLA also held a very successful Breakfast with Santa on December 8. A dodgeball tournament and carnation sale for Valentine’s Day will be held later on this year.
The Blue Ridge School District was recently awarded a second grant by the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority, to assist in their re-establishing an educational nature trail on Pennsylvania game lands bordering the campus. Grant recipients must show a commitment to our region’s natural resources through preservation, promotion and education.
Blue Ridge has established a committee of administrators, faculty and students to bring the project to fruition, with the aid of regional conservationists from the Pennsylvania State Game Lands Commission and the State Forestry Department. The LVHA grant will be used towards Phase Two of the project, specifically to develop an open-air classroom adjacent to the nature trail. The nature trail and outdoor classroom will allow Blue Ridge students of all ages to explore and learn from the environment, while helping them become stewards of our forested region. The Blue Ridge Nature Trail will also be available for public enjoyment in order to build a community of caretakers for our glorious region.
If members of the community or organizations are interested in assisting with the project, contact Mr. Button, Elementary Principal, to become involved at 465-3141 Ext. 604, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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