The Georgia Future Business Leaders of America Fall Leadership Conference was held on the campus of University of Georgia at the Athens Classic Center November 15-16. Morris Innovative High School students Yingrey Santos, Michelle Sanchez, Jonathan Delacruz, Edgar Vergas, Elvis Sebastian and Nashly Orozco had the opportunity to attend with FBLA Adviser Sheila Yarbrough.
This is the first time a group has gone from Morris, and everyone talked about how impressive the conference was. The conference included a dynamic general session, informative leadership training workshops, the Battle of the Chapters tradition, the opportunity to participate in one of the world's largest MONOPOLY® Tournaments and many other activities.
"I am so glad I got the opportunity to learn from the leadership workshops and hear the motivational speaker at the opening ceremony," said sophomore Michelle Sanchez, vice-president of FBLA. "I will remember his 'Knock, Knock' motivational speech, which challenged all of the students to take advantage of opportunities when they come along."
Students took a tour of UGA and had the opportunity to network with other attending chapters across the state. FBLA is the largest student business organization in the world, and Georgia is the largest FBLA chapter in the nation with more than 25,000 members.
FBLA is an important partner in the success of school-to-work programs, business education curriculums and student leadership development. FBLA is recognized by the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor as an integral part of a co-curricular approach to business and leadership education.