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FBLA honors climbing higher at SVRCS

PHOTOS PROVIDED FBLA officers are from left, president Blaine Walizer, vice president Isaiah Nearhoof, and treasurer Nate Parker.

LOGANTON — Sugar Valley Rural Charter School opened a chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) as a school activity in September 2018. FBLA helps students develop leadership abilities, and prepare for entry into, and advancement within, a business or business-related occupation. Members learn how to engage in business enterprise, how to direct the affairs of a group, and how to compete honorably in competitive events. These activities help prepare students to be better employees and better citizens.

That first year Sugar Valley’s FBLA students attended the State Leadership Workshop at Kalahari Resort, raising funds for leukemia, ran a fundraising event to pay for the State Conference in Hershey. During the conference five students qualified from Regional competition to advance to State Competition.

The students traveled to Hershey attending leadership workshops, competing in events and networking with fellow FBLA students from around Pennsylvania.

SVRCS celebrated Nate Parker (Introduction to Information Technology) as he advanced to the National Competition in San Antonio, Texas in the summer of 2019.

In 2019, the chapter participated in the state fundraiser again by sending two gift baskets for the American Heart Association to the State Leadership Workshop. Six of our students qualified from regional competition to advance to state competition. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, state competition was held virtually, but did not stop SV students from virtually cheering on their peers at the awards ceremony. SVRCS congratulated Nate Parker (Computer Problem Solving), once again, as he advanced from state competition to national competition.

The landscape of COVID-19 has impacted many activities this year, putting most of them on hold. However, rising from the ashes of activities cancelled, virtual lessons, and under new advisor, Mrs. A. Parker, six FBLA students persevered and prepared for regional competitions.

Five of those who competed at the regional level have advanced to states. They are Garret Hampton (Computer Problem Solving), Isaiah Nearhoof (Computer Problem Solving), Ewan Morris (Introduction to FBLA), Blaine Walizer (Agricultural Business) and Nate Parker (Networking Infrastructures). This year the students will be competing virtually and we wish them luck in their state competition events.

Sugar Valley Rural Charter School

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236 E. Main Street

Loganton, PA 17747

570-725-7822

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