FHS students attend leadership conference
Fourteen members of the local Fairfield High School Future Business Leaders of America attended the State Fall Leadership Conference Sunday and Monday in Des Moines.
The conference involved members participating in a Leadership Reaction Course at Camp Dodge. The course emphasized physical strength, problem solving and teamwork. Local FBLA members were challenged throughout the course.
The keynote speaker was Aaron Thomas, son of Parkersburg coach Ed Thomas. His topic was “Overcoming Adversity/Take Pride in What You Do.”
Breakout sessions included: “How to Dress for Success,” “Entrepreneurship – Raygun style” and “Accounting – Not Just Number Crunching.”
The national charity, March of Dimes, presented “Stronger, Healthier Babies, 75 Years in the Making.” A coin collection was taken providing the organization $275.
Specific FBLA topics also were included in the breakout sessions: Running for Office, Taking Your Chapter Up a Notch and Power Building with PBL.
Many networking opportunities were available for the approximately 210 students representing 17 schools attendance.
An adviser meeting outlined this year’s activities, including preparations needed for the State Leadership Conference, including competitive events, in the spring.
Diane Goudy, local adviser, supports leadership conferences for the changes and knowledge that occurs for the students who attend. Local parent and Friends of FBLA Steering Committee member Andy Mueller accompanied the group as chaperone.
Any high school student or community member desiring more information about FBLA should contact Goudy by calling the high school at 472-2059 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends of FBLA information can be obtained from co-chairwomen Joanne Hietpas and Michele Greiner.