FBLA Members Present to Middle School Students

By Brynn Abernathy

FBLA Presentation

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.


FBLA Members Prepare for State

By Brynn Abernathy


“State is a time for competing, networking, and putting your skills to the test,” said Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) president, Logan Kiefer. This is exactly what members of Sterling High School’s FBLA will be doing at the FBLA State Leadership Conference. Fifty-one SHS FBLA Chapter members will attend the state conference on April 14-16 in Vail, Colo. Many of the 51 members attending state placed either first or second at districts and are expected to be tough competitors at the state level.

In the weeks leading up to the state conference, the FBLA members are working hard to ensure they have the best competitions possible.

“In order to prepare for state, I personally am looking for ways to better our members’ chances of continuing their competitions at Nationals.” said Kiefer. The chapter is also preparing by taking part in practice presentations, creating professional reports and going out into the community for assistance in their projects.

“To get ready for state, we wrote a report and have been working on our presentation skills.” said senior Kylie Ross of her project with sophomore, Emory Underwood.

The FBLA State Leadership Conference is a time that many members look forward to. Not only can they present their projects at a highly competitive level, but they also get to enjoy their time on location in Vail, Colo. However, the competition is the highlight of the experience for many members.

“I’m most looking forward to seeing our members grow. When they make the stage for awards, their faces light up and it’s spectacular,” said Kiefer. “I expect our members to be very tough competitors at State this year.”FBLA

FBLA Members Compete at Districts

     On Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, 54 members of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) club from Sterling High School competed in over 25 different events. The members of the FBLA club prepared for this day by attending weekly work nights and practicing speeches and presentations for months. Their hard work paid off with 44 members of the Sterling chapter qualifying in at least one event and five qualifying in two events for the State Leadership Conference. The District Leadership Conference, hosted by the Wray chapter of FBLA at Northeastern Junior College, started at 8:00 a.m. and wrapped up at 1:00 p.m. Districts offered a variety of events for students to excel in such as pre-judged projects, objective tests, live presentations, and impromptu speeches; additionally, they covered topics ranging from business management situations to the medical field to international issues. The Sterling chapter represented itself well with 23 members placing first, 14 placing second, eight placing third, and 18 placing in the top 10 in their respective events. The Sterling chapter of FBLA is now focused on the State Leadership Conference which is held in Vail, Colorado on April 14, 15, and 16.FBLA