On Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014, the Future Business Leaders of America (F.B.L.A.) had its induction ceremony. Twenty three members were inducted that morning – seven to officer positions. This ceremony was held in the Hanner Chapel and Cultural Center on LaSalle’s campus.
F.B.L.A. is a national organization working with junior high and high school students to teach crucial life skills that will help the students prosper in the business world. In addition, they will learn about the role of business leaders in community service. For the organization to achieve their purposes, they are guided by the motto ‘service, education, progress.’ While in the F.B.L.A. students have the opportunity to attend meetings with members from other schools and branches of the organization to discuss progress and learn new ideas and goals for the members to work on.
Here at LaSalle, our F.B.L.A. president, Michael Bonilla-Soto gave a speech at the induction ceremony after his acceptance into the organization. Michael, enthusiastic about his role, said that he was extremely thankful for his position and for his fellow members of the organization. He also covered many of the upcoming events, such as the talent show, and the open house that we will actively participate in running and lending aid to the events. Michael also spoke about the time and effort that the F.B.L.A. spent making holiday cards for the American Red Cross Holiday for Heroes Campaign. These cards are mailed to soldiers overseas who would not be able to make it home for the holidays. Michael stated “The cards will provide holiday cheer to the heroes that may themselves be in need of a helping hand.” The F.B.L.A. went on to make 108 cards.
The F.B.L.A. will continue to help create and organize future events for the school, teach its members how to work together, and to efficiently operate in business and professional situations.