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Boone Central FBLA

The Boone Central FBLA(Future Business Leaders of America) chapter has high expectations for this coming year. In interviews with the FBLA advisor, Joel Sup, and President, Scott Wright, CentraCard gain some insight on what this year is going to look like for the chapter.

The goal of FBLA is to build the skills students need to be successful through academic competition and experiences within their community. The Boone Central FBLA chapter is hoping to gain more visibility in the community this year. The chapter made a trip to Valero at the beginning of October to learn more about the operations that take place there, and they are looking into meeting with small business owners in Boone County. Besides connecting with local businesses, Boone Central FBLA also assists with the Halloween Parade and the mobile food pantry. On Monday the 10, FBLA will be taking cookie plates to Albion residents who are going through difficult times this season.

Coming up in 2019, FBLA is preparing for State Leadership Conference in Omaha. This is an opportunity for the chapter to show off their achievements through ribbons and competitive events. Ribbons are awarded to chapters for participation in their community. For example, the Feed Nebraska ribbon is awarded to chapters who have participated in events like the mobile food pantry, and the Go Green ribbon is awarded to chapters who have started an environmental program in their community or school. Students can also submit projects, such as short videos or speeches, that revolve around a central theme into a competition with other Nebraska chapters. The winners of the competitions then have a chance to go to National Leadership Conference. In the last two years, the Boone Central FBLA chapter has sent two students to National Leadership Conference, and it is their goal to send multiple students this year. Boone Central’s FBLA chapter has high hopes for this coming year.