The Logan County High School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) held their Emblem and Officer Induction Ceremonies on 01 May in the school’s Library-Media & Learning Center. The end of the school year ceremony, led by outgoing officers, reflected on many of the club’s 2018-19 accomplishments, including an award for the largest statewide chapter membership increase, the Commonwealth Award of Merit, and eleven FBLA National Conference qualifications.
The FBLA Business Achievement Awards (BAA) program seeks to develop leadership skills, expand students’ business knowledge, and encourage involvement in local communities. The program has four tiered levels. The Future Level focuses on basic business skills, introduces members to community service, and emphasizes the importance of FBLA involvement at the local level. Recognized for achieving BAA Future Level awards were Morgan Gafford, Chely Laster, Addie White, Makayla Strode, Peyton Vanzant, and Zoe Steenbergen.
The BAA Business Level focuses on local and district/regional and state FBLA involvement, helps members develop intermediate business skills, and highlights community leadership. Tanner Morrow and Cody Watkins were recipients of the Business Level Award.
Following the awards ceremony, Tanner Morrow, the out-going club president, began the installment of next year’s officers. The slate of 2018-19 LCHS-FBLA officers are as follows: President- Addie White; First Vice President- Micah Page; Sentinel- Jay Hardison; Secretary- Morgan Gafford; Treasure- Ashlynn Canler; Reporter- Chely Laster; Historian- Gracie Wharton; Parliamentarian- Briley Robinson; Secnd Vice President- Zoe Steenbergen; VP Fundraising- Paie Thorpe; VP Community Service- Makayla Strode; VP Membership & Recruit- Hannah Matthews; VP of Social Media- Peyton Vanzant; VP Professional Development- Abigale Hinton; Jr Secretary- Mason Freeman; Jr Treasure- Addie Corder; Jr Reporter- Maddix Mowles; Jr Historian- Ali Stratton; and Jr Parliamentarian- Anna Silvey. At the conclusion of induction ceremony, the new club president, Addie White, called for adjournment.
FBLA is the high school division of Future Business Leaders of America Phi--Beta Lambda. FBLA helps high school students prepare for careers in business through academic competitions, leadership development, and educational programs. The LCHS-FCCLA sponsor is Mrs. Abbi Lillard, recipient of this year’s Region 2 Outstanding Advisor Award.