On Thursday, April 6th, the Wilcox-Hildreth FBLA left for the FBLA State Leadership Conference (SLC) in Omaha at 7 a.m. Upon arrival in Omaha, the FBLA members stopped for brunch at Cracker Barrel. After checking into the hotel and going to registration the members attended the 2016-2017 SLC opening session. At the session schools were recognized for starting new chapters, gaining more members, and receiving ribbons. The opening session also had the conference’s key speaker, Hoan Do, talk. Hoan Do is a coach, author, and competed in American Ninja Warrior. Hoan Do’s message was “success is not what you know, but what you do”. After Hoan Do spoke, 2017-2018 state officer candidates, gave their speeches on why they should be elected. When the opening session ended FBLA members went to their competitions. The competitions throughout the SLC ranged from job interviews, accounting tests, and computer programming. Friday consisted of more competitions, delegates voting, an honorable mention session, and a FBLA dance. At the session Friday night, Wilcox-Hildreth left with two awards. The first award was to James and Lisa Ziebarth for outstanding volunteers, Alec Z went on stage to accept this award. James and Lisa have donated both Nebraska Cornhusker football tickets and their time to the Wilcox-Hildreth FBLA Chapter for many years. The next award was a Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Scholarship given to Skylar H. This scholarship gives $100 towards tuition and pays for the students first year of PBL dues. On Saturday, April 8th, before heading home the Wilcox-Hildreth FBLA attended the closing awards session for the 2016-2017 FBLA SLC. At the session, the new 2017-2018 state officers were handed the gavel and more awards were given to competitors. Brooke G, Skylar H, and Riley P were awarded 5th Place in E-Business! After the ceremony, the FBLA members headed back to Wilcox. Overall, it was a very successful week for the Wilcox-Hildreth FBLA Chapter!
The Wilcox-Hildreth FBLA chapter officers went to the middle school in Hildreth on Tuesday, January 7th, to talk to the eighth grade class. The officers went over what FBLA is all about and what the chapter does to get involved in the community. The officers also talked about different conferences they attend each school year and the great opportunities that come with being a member of FBLA. After giving their elevator pitch, the officers answered all the questions asked about FBLA. It was a very successful day for the Wilcox-Hildreth FBLA chapter!
This Week is FBLA Week!
The Wilcox-Hildreth FBLA Chapter attended UNL’s American Business Competition (ABC) on Wednesday, February 1st. Every year Nebraska’s Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) holds an ABC Conference at UNL’s student union for Nebraska FBLA chapters. Phi Beta Lambda is the collegiate version of FBLA. The conference kicked off at 8:45 with Kathy Farrell, Dean of the College of Business Administration at UNL. Kathy Farrell talked to FBLA members about UNL’s new College of Business Administration building, set to open in the fall of 2017. After that, students went to take two business tests and compete in job interviews. After the tests, each chapter attending had a to compete in a quiz bowl competition. To finish off the day there was an awards ceremony held for the tests and quiz bowl competitions.
On Monday, November 14th, the 4th graders had a party to celebrate their victory in the food drive competition. The competition was over which class could raise the most boxed or canned food items to donate to the Wilcox Food Pantry. The fourth grade class accumulated a total of 97 food items! They were praised for their achievement with ice cream and a movie. Thanks to everyone who donated and helped with the drive!
The winning class for this year’s food drive is FOURTH GRADE! Congratulations! The fourth grade collected and donated a total of 97 canned food items. The Senior class came in second with 72 items and the 3rd grade and staff tied for third place with 47 items each. In total almost 400 food items were donated. Thank you all for supporting the Wilcox-Hildreth FBLA and the Wilcox Food Pantry! You will be brightening the Thanksgiving season for many.
Thank you so much to everyone who supported the Wilcox-Hildreth FBLA this season as they purchased husker raffle tickets. The winner this year is Sherri Baum. Congratulations!! The winning ticket was sold by Kathryn P. We hope you enjoy your great seats at the game!
4th grade is leading the game, in second place a tie between 1st and 2nd grades and in third place is Kindergarten. It looks like high school needs to take a lesson from the elementary and get in the game. Keep bringing in those food items, you have until Friday, November 4th.
Preschool – 1
Kindergarten – 4
1st Grade – 27
2nd Grade – 27
3rd Grade – 2
Staff – 25
Sophomores – 3
THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE
The Wilcox-Hildreth FBLA Chapter is holding a food drive to collect canned and boxed goods to provide Thanksgiving baskets to those in need in our communities. The food drive will run for two weeks: Monday, October 24th through Friday, November 4th.
Please join us in spreading the giving spirit this holiday season. Elementary students are encouraged to bring any food items to their classrooms, and the high school FBLA members will collect them from each room. High school students should bring any food items to Miss Martin in the business classroom.
This is a way to help out in our community, and also a competition between the classes. Whichever class collects the most by November 4th will be the proud winners of an ice cream sundae party!
Thank you for supporting Wilcox-Hildreth FBLA!