Future Business Leaders of America is a nonprofit educational association for middle school, high school, and collegiate students who are interested in learning more about the free enterprise system. FBLA is a nationally recognized club in the United States of America. Students not only compete among the best in the United States but also students from Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda and the Dodd’s school in Europe.
The purpose of FBLA is to prepare members for careers in business and to assist them by becoming better employees and citizens. FBLA helps students develop leadership abilities, prepares them for entry into a business-related occupations, and offers a setting where members compete at regional, state and national levels in business and technology curriculum.
Salisbury FBLA had another great year. Our FBLA team was comprised of 31 students. All team members successfully placed in the top 6 for their competitive events in our regional competition. Additionally, 17 of those students qualified for state level competition (I believe it’s the most ever for Salisbury). Team members traveled to Hershey to compete along side 3,500 other qualifying students from around the state. Unfortunately, we were unable to place in the top 10 for our competitive events. The kids were a little upset about it, but were happy to have made it this far.
I am so proud of our kids, 55% of the club qualified for the state competition. That is so awesome, and it just speaks volumes of the work our teachers are doing in the classroom. I am proud to be a part of Salisbury and the work we do both in and out of school.
Submitted by Mr. Gregg Laub, Teacher at SHS, May 6, 2016