FBLA students take on Kalahari

Olivia Aberegg, Design and Layout Editor

Bellefonte High School’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter traveled to Kalahari, Pennsylvania over the weekend of October 29 to participate in an “indescribable” and “awesome” State Leadership Workshop, according to the participants.

During this field trip, students furthered their interest in business while learning leadership skills and developing knowledge to prepare for the FBLA competitive events students can compete in for regional, state, and national titles. Students attended workshops where they learned about specifics in the business world such as networking and leadership skills while conversing with students around the state who are also involved in FBLA. 

In addition to these workshops, the students at the event fundraised for the Make-A-Wish Foundation by hosting and attending a charity walk.

Senior Davis Corman described his favorite part of the trip as spending time with the state officer team.

“By far my favorite part of the trip was being with the state officer team where we played water basketball and my team crushed the others,” Davis said.

FBLA advisor Ms. Rebecca Leitzell said her favorite part of the trip was seeing the Bellefonte students interact with others from different FBLA chapters.

 “My favorite part of the trip was seeing how much fun the students had and how many new connections they made with other FBLA members from around the state,” Ms. Leitzell said.

The next event for Bellefonte FBLA is the Regional Leadership Conference in January where students will compete in tests or competitive events as individuals or small groups in order to move onto States.