Cutline: BMHS FBLA members visited the Alamo. Shown from left are (front row) Adviser Korrie Purcell, Zeke Meinschein, Chloe Glisson, Taryn Hamilton, Andy Paul, Wyatt LaPradd, Skyler Evans, (back row) Kyler Dennis, Bobby Purcell, Mason Purcell, Preston Reno, Parker Feezor, Ben Thomas, and Jake Miller.
By Chloe Glisson
BMHS FBLA President
FBLA was recognized at the National Leadership Conference (NLC) in early July
in San Antonio. The chapter was recognized for Largest Local
Chapter-Professional Division in the Southern Region, which is comprised of 12
states. Member Mason Purcell received an Achievement Award for completing over
500 hours of community service while in high school.
“BMHS FBLA would like to say thank you to the many people that joined as Professional Division members. We would like to extend a special thank you to the Ballard County Chamber of Commerce for their support,” said adviser Korrie Purcell.
members competed in 11 events at the NLC, ranging from Banking and Financial
Services to 3D Animation, to Digital Photography. Some members also took
advantage of workshops offered during the event, such as cyber security.
in San Antonio, members also visited the Alamo and the River Walk, as well as
other area attractions. Members enjoyed experiencing the city while creating
“As a senior, it was really cool to have that one last FBLA experience with all of my friends before we head off to college,” said Wyatt LaPradd, 2018-19 BMHS FBLA president.
said BMHS FBLA also would like to thank the individuals and businesses who made
donations for this trip, including the following businesses: GEO Consultants,
BTC, Ballard County Co-op, Summit Environmental, Swift & Staley, First
Community Bank of the Heartland, Perry Farm Supply, The Giving Tree, C-Plant,
and Monica Glisson-Shelter Insurance.