By Brynn Abernathy
On Feb. 25, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) members Kylie Ross and Emory Underwood gave presentations to several Sterling Middle School classes. These presentations were a part of their American Enterprise state project.
“The purpose of the American Enterprise project is to teach members of the community about the American enterprise. So we decided that middle school students were a great audience to share our presentations with.” said Underwood.
A lot of preparation went into the pair’s project. First, they met with SMS principal Robert Hall and all of the teachers who taught classes they wished to present to. Ross and Underwood then created lesson plans and prepared their presentations. Some information that was included in the presentations was that of goods and services.
They presented to the seventh grade classes of Beth Savolt and Sandy Underwood, along with Deb Roberts’ sixth grade class. Ross and Underwood also created pre and posttests that were given to the students to determine their knowledge of the American enterprise.
Finally, they collected the results that they then implemented into their report. Ross and Underwood will compete with their American Enterprise project at the FBLA State Conference in Vail, Colo.