FBLA Officers Attend Leadership Conference;

Officers and adviser, Mrs. Lough, take a picture in the elevator at the Waterfront Marriott Hotel in Morgantown during the fall conference.

Brooklyn Golden, Editor

LCHS Future Business Leaders Association (FBLA) had a eventful fall participating in a variety of activities.

FLBA officers and advisers attended the state association conference November 9 and 10. Danielle Ressler (historian), Makayla Ferguson (reporter), Kirstin Roane (Vice President), and Brooklyn Golden (President) attended the two-day conference at The Waterfront Marriott in Morgantown.

They were accompanied by LCHS business teachers Mrs. Sarah Lough and Mrs. Christy Turner. Mr. Acres, RLBMS keyboarding teacher, also attended. He is aspiring to begin an FBLA club at the middle school for eighth graders.

The conference brought together groups of FBLA, Family Career and Community Leaders (FCCLA), Future Health Professionals (HOSA), and Educators Rising from across West Virginia.

Students participated in activities to gain more knowledge of the business world and to network with other students from different schools and clubs. There were also several motivational speakers including former NCAA All-American runner, Eddie Slowikowski.

Officers said they learned a lot and were enriched with knowledge that they passed along to other LCHS FBLA members.

FBLA is looking toward competing for the first time at the state FBLA conference in the spring and are currently fundraising for it.

Members are partnering with local businesses in a booster program to forge relationships with LC business leaders.

Officers and advisor, Mrs. Lough, take a picture in the elevator.
FBLA officers take a picture with the WV tourism vendor table.
FBLA officers pose alongside a WVU recruiter.
Kirstin Roane takes a selfie with Mr. Gillman.