During the past few months, the members of the Future Business Leaders of America at Lewis Frasier Middle School have been hard at work.
They have been preparing for regional and state competitions, organizing fundraisers such as the Mr. and Mrs. FBLA pageant, creating Christmas cards for deployed soldiers and contributing to various organizations such as the March of Dimes, the Foundation for Children with Cancer and the Nike Reuse-A-Shoe drive.
The Lewis Frasier FBLA students competed in the state regional competition Jan. 19 at Wayne County High School.
Jeace Santiago placed first in computer concepts, Curvontae Bryant placed fourth in business concepts and Tiana Johnson placed fourth in FBLA concepts and second in the creed category. Meanwhile, Gregory Anthony placed third in business computations and fourth for career exploration.
In November, the FBLA organization hosted several Hats For Hope days, during which students, faculty and staff donated $1 each to wear a hat. The campaign proceeds benefited the FBLA and the Foundation for Children with Cancer. The FBLA donated $325 to the foundation at the end of the drive.
In October, the students participated in a motivational rally in Perry to discuss their contributions to FBLA, network with other FBLA chapters and take practice assessments to prepare for upcoming competitions. Johnson and Tamaya Varnedoe placed first in the rally’s open-testing event, while Keiyanna Nelson and Alexis Wrighton placed second.