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MHS FBLA named ‘Honor Chapter’

Middlesex High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) members at the State Leadership Conference include, from left, activities director Katie Blake, Chris Roberts, Grace Rutkowski, Kelly Wood, Brandon Sjolie, president Giovonnie Reed, Andre Campbell, fund-raising director Emily Toney, vice president Robert Lemon III, Joseph Cockrell, Maggie Bull, Quinlan Moore and Erika Britton.

The Middlesex High School (MHS) Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competed at the Virginia FBLA State Leadership Conference on April 4-6 in Reston Town Center. At the conference, the MHS FBLA Chapter was named a FBLA Honor Chapter, one of only 52 in Virginia. To be an honor chapter, the club gains points through competition, community service and other club activities and it is the second highest honor a chapter can achieve.

Also at the conference, the Middlesex FBLA Chapter received the award for largest chapter contribution to the FBLA State Service Project, the ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation. Middlesex FBLA, through its fund-raising efforts and its annual toy drive, owes their continued success to the dedication of the members and the support of the Middlesex community. 

“Considering many FBLA chapters have more members than MHS has students, this award exemplifies the compassion and caring of the students of MHS and the entire community. To receive this recognition makes me very proud to be at Middlesex High School,” said MHS FBLA adviser Carl McWhorter.

FBLA is a co-curricular activity of the business education and information technology classes in Virginia. Membership is open to all high school students and is the largest and oldest student-run organization in the United States. Meagan Bibbins and Carl McWhorter are the local advisers.

posted 04.09.2014

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