FBLA, Future Business Leaders of America, is one of the many active clubs at Leesville. FBLA is a national, non-profit, educational association that helps students prepare for business related careers.
This club, advised by Ms. Robinson, meets monthly to discuss business related affairs and prepare for States, a state wide business competition.
At the States competition, FBLA members compete in aspects of business such as speeches, job interviews and business skills tests. The States competition is a three day overnight trip, making it a popular event that many members attend.
“States is a huge event, we spend all our meetings preparing for it and it’s a great time to show what we’ve learned and compete in business,” said Brandon Baker, sophomore officer.
Club members suggest that those interested in business should also take classes such as Principles of Business, Personal Finance, Accounting and Computer Applications, along with attending the club. Enrollment in some of these business classes is imperative to competing in the States Competition.
The club finds lots of ways to have fun, such as planning charity projects and participating in school wide events, such as the powder puff carnival. They club also occasionally goes out to dinner together, to get reacquainted.
Although it seems that a business-oriented group could be intimidating, officers urge students to join. “Even if you haven’t taken business classes, it’s a fun club to join, because its’ really small, so it’s a really tight knit club. We’re all really good friends,” said Helin Park, senior and club officer.