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.
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!
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!
The Wilcox-Hildreth FBLA had Go Green Week September 26th-30th. In this week FBLA had some activities for high school and elementary students. There was a go green fact scavenger hunt that all grades participated in, once the facts were found they were displayed on a tree in the high school. For elementary there was a coloring contest the winners are as follow:
Kindergarten- Ryan L.
1st Grade- Baylee W.
2nd Grade- Jakob D.
3rd Grade- Aubree O.
4th Grade- Brooklyn D.
Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone who participated!
The FBLA also held a clothing drive, they would like to thank anyone who brought clothes to the business room! FBLA members would like to encourage everyone to continue recycling paper, pop cans, pop bottles, and etc.
On September 27, the Wilcox-Hildreth FBLA officers went to State Fall Leadership Conference (SFLC) in Kearney. SFLC is designed to train and prepare local chapter officers and their members for a successful year in FBLA. The conference kicked off with an opening session from Nebraska FBLA’s state officers and keynote speaker Josh Erickson. Josh Erickson spoke about initiating a positive change and taking an active leadership role in the community. He also taught FBLA members dinner etiquette during business events and meetings. After the opening session officers split up into workshops to learn more about their duties and how to improve their FBLA chapter. Overall it was a successful day for FBLA!