FBLA Attends District Leadership Conference for Charity Sessions

By Sammie Herr, North Star Staffer

FBLA attended a District Leadership Conference at Kokomo Joe’s on Oct 27. The main reasons they attended were to partake in community service and to meet other people from other schools and districts such as FHSD, FZSD and Wentzville.

“The Missouri FBLA Vice President will be [was] there as well,” sponsor and Business Finance Teacher Mim Eaton said. “To talk about this [community service] from a district standpoint.”

Another individual session that was discussed at the conference was the FBLA state’s main mission which is to help out veterans. They are looking to make care packages and help out in hospitals, which is all adding onto the community service concept. One of the projects they are working on with the care packages that are going to be given to former students from FHN who are now in the military. The packages will include snacks, notepads, pencils and anything to benefit them while they’re serving in the military. The main goal of the organization overall is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.

“I think it [the conference] went really well,” junior Ben Jamison said. “We had a lot of fun, met some new people [from other school districts] and learned some new things.”

The breakout sessions held there talked about running events and earning money for charity. The charities included The American Red Cross, St. Joachim & Ann Care Services and Make A Wish Foundation in Missouri. The details on what will be happening aren’t all worked out yet because the club is focusing on going to state and competitions.

“My goal is to pretty much advance onto state,” senior Bella Orlando said. “[I want] to basically win in the top eight. I want to go to state, and it’s my senior year.”