2013-04-27 / The Bullhorn

Students inspired by FBLA conference

By Mackenzie Boston
Bullhorn Copy Editor


FBLA members attending the recent Leadership Conference were, front row, from left, Breezy Castle, Sydney Yarborough, Jarren Winstead, Nick Allen and back row, from left, Ale Shaw, Brooke Clayton, Kelsie Holt, Makayla Maloney, Kelsey Pleasant, Jordan Puryear, Darby Madewell and Jared Adcock. FBLA members attending the recent Leadership Conference were, front row, from left, Breezy Castle, Sydney Yarborough, Jarren Winstead, Nick Allen and back row, from left, Ale Shaw, Brooke Clayton, Kelsie Holt, Makayla Maloney, Kelsey Pleasant, Jordan Puryear, Darby Madewell and Jared Adcock. On April 18-19, Roxboro Community School’s (RCS) Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) members attended the state leadership conference in Greensboro.

Throughout the trip, a total of 1,837 participants attended workshops that ranged from Zumba to preparing a college application.

RCS students attended workshops titled Memory Skills, Stepping Toward Tomorrow in College, Dressing for Success, and the Benefits of an FBLA Membership.

Junior Makayla Maloney said, “During the FBLA conference in Greensboro I learned many valuable lessons that will help me when applying for college and scholarships. I also was informed of many advantages and benefits that FBLA members are provided with. I am glad I went on this trip and I had wonderful time.”

Not only did they attend these informational workshops, the students also participated in competition that tested important business skills. A total of four students from RCS participated in multiple competitions: Nick Allen in Business Law, Jared Adcock in Economics, Darby Madewell in Business Math, and Kelsey Pleasant in Personal Finance.

Karen Trickey, FBLA coordinator at RCS said, “This really allowed the students to see what other FBLA members across the state are doing, and even inspired several members to run for state office.”

In addition to workshops and competitions, motivational speakers attended the workshop and included Ryan Kelly, a painter, and Mike Glennon.

Junior Kelsey Pleasant said, “I encourage all middle and high school students to be a part of FBLA — it is truly a wonderful organization.”

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