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W-WCHS FBLA chapter earns more achievement awards than any ever


Members of the W-WCHS FBLA organized a classroom community service project as required to earn the Business level of the FBLA Business Achievement Award. Showing their mural reflecting a fundraiser for the March of Dimes are (l-r) Aleciana Jackson, Yesica Velazquez, Chanel Wingfield, and MaKiah Tanner. Members of the W-WCHS FBLA organized a classroom community service project as required to earn the Business level of the FBLA Business Achievement Award. Showing their mural reflecting a fundraiser for the March of Dimes are (l-r) Aleciana Jackson, Yesica Velazquez, Chanel Wingfield, and MaKiah Tanner. Eighty-eight Business Achievement Awards from the national Future Business Leaders of America organization were awarded to Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School students throughout this past school year. “This is the highest number of awards earned by students in one year in the history of our chapter,” said FBLA advisor Lise Kalla.

The FBLA national Business Achievement Award (BAA) is a recognition for FBLA members who complete required activities in the areas of service, education, and progress, the three-point foundation of FBLA. Students can earn a BAA award on four levels: Future, Business, Leader, and America. The requirements for each successive level increase in the scope and time needed to complete. This school year 82 FBLA members earned 68 Future level and 20 Business level awards.

“BAA is a good example of how FBLA provides multiple opportunities for students to achieve individual recognition in leadership and career readiness to boost their resumes and college applications,” Kalla said.

With over 230,000 members world-wide, FBLA is the largest career student business organization in the world. Georgia is the largest state chapter with more than 25,000 members. The W-WCHS chapter has 115 members and was recognized at the FBLA state conference in March for achieving a high market share of the high school population of 438 students.

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