FORT MILL — Forty-seven Nation Ford High School students attended the 2014 State FBLA Conference recently in North Charleston and won the Outstanding Chapter Award.
Most of the students qualified for the upcoming FBLA National Conference in Nashville, Tenn.
To put it in perspective, this was like winning the Super Bowl, FBLA adviser Lynn Marsh said. It was a tremendous honor to be recognized and win.
The Outstanding Chapter Award is based on the Local Chapter Annual Business Report, an approximately 30-page paper containing information on all the things FBLA does throughout the year including community service, contests and fundraising.
Many of the kids were competing in areas that were well out of their comfort zone, Marsh said. We are extremely happy they challenged themselves, whether they won a trophy or not. Others learned that being smart is not always enough effort and prep are still extremely important. This year has been a huge lesson in what they really can do and humility.
Students who placed but did not qualify for nationals still have the opportunity to attend the conference and possibly compete if higher place winners dont make the trip.
Nation Fords FBLA donated 102 Build-a-Bears to the Shriners Childrens Hospital in Greenville and donated money to participate in the March of Dimes Blue Jeans for Babies Dance.
The trip to Nashville costs $800 per person this year. Students are willing to take on small jobs to help raise the money. If you need babysitters, yard work, spring cleaning, contact Marsh at email@example.com.
To learn more about NaFos FBLA, go to nfhsfbla.com.