2007-07-12 / News

W-WCHS Future Business Leaders get $1000 Wal-Mart matching grant

The Future Business Leaders of America of Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School has been awarded a $1,000 Sam Walton Community Matching Grant by WalMart/Sam's Club. The grant, payable over one year, is awarded to local community organizations and matches funds the organization has earned through individual fundraisers.

"We are excited to recognize this organization and to help fund future projects for the students in the organization," said Cindy Nelson, Wal-Mart manager.

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is a student organization at the high school for students with an interest in business. The student organization helps to create a better understanding of business concepts for the students and provides additional opportunities for the students including a competitive events program; the chance to travel to local, regional, state, and national conventions; local community service opportunities; as well as the chance to network with other students that share the interest of learning more about the business world. The student organization prepares high school students for careers in the business world.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. has a long history of supporting education initiatives and in 2006 contributed more than $57 million to support local schools and universities, student scholarships, educational organizations and more. This year, the company will provide more than $8 million in scholarships.

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