Piggott High FBLA Attends Conference
The Piggott High School Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America recently attended from the District II Fall Leadership Conference in Jonesboro. Nearly 100 members, advisers and guests from Piggott were in attendance.
The conference kicked-off with the opening session featuring keynote speaker Trooper Taylor, Arkansas State University Red Wolves cornerbacks coach. Taylor spoke to over 2,200 attendees about the importance of daily choices and the impact those choices have on tomorrow. The second session of the conference included an installation of officers as well as guest speakers from a variety of charitable foundations including Make A Wish, March of Dimes, Arkansas Children's Hospital and Special Olympics Arkansas. The conference concluded with a slide show comprised of pictures sent in by chapters in District II.
Piggott's FBLA chapters, both middle level and high school, have seen tremendous success at district, stat, and national levels. The high school chapter has qualified and attended three national conferences during the past five years taking students to Orlando, Fla., Nashville and Anaheim, Calif. During the school year members at both levels contribute to community service projects, learn about proper business etiquette, attend fall and spring leadership conferences and participate in local chapter activities.
Following a one-year hiatus, Piggott High School has now reactivated its FBLA-Middle Level chapter, which is open to students in grades six through eight. These students attended the conference as well as high school members, travelling on two buses.
Nationwide, FBLA high school division has 215,000 members and FBLA-Middle Level is showing remarkable growth with nearly 15,000 student members.
Nominal dues are collected annually at the beginning of the school year. Those wanting additional information, or those interested in becoming a member, may contact advisor Stacey Peters at Piggott High School.