Demopolis students commemorate FBLA week

Demopolis High School FBLA members along with thousands of FBLA-PBL members across the nation participated in the FBLA-PBL week activities. The idea of FBLA can be traced back to 1937 when Hamden L. Forkner proposed to business teachers across the country that a national organization was needed for high school and collegiate business students across the nation.

Then, in 1940 the National Council for Business Education (NBEA) sponsors the proposed student organization. Finally, on February 3, 1942 an experimental chapter is chartered at Science Hill High School in Johnson City, Tennessee. Marking the beginning of the Future Business Leaders of America. Since then, FBLA has grown to be the largest business student organization in the world. The same spark Hamdem L. Forkner had over 70 plus years ago, still lives with the members and advisers across the globe today. Demopolis FBLA planned and participated in the following activities last week.


Funday Sunday – Posted picture on social media of a FUN time in FBLA with #fblapblweek

Member Monday – Members received candy pop rocks and and were told how much they are appreciated and how they “rock”. Taylor Vail was recognized as the January Member of the Month.

T-Shirt Tuesday – Students wore their favorite FBLA shirt.

Wonderful Wednesday – Members hosted a brunch for all the wonderful teachers at DHS and recognized their club advisor, Kelly Gandy with flowers and a gift. FBLA also served biscuits and special treats at the principal’s meeting with Superintendent Kyle Kallhoff.

Think to the Future Thursday – DHS career tech student organizations and advisors dressed up as their potential profession.

Field Day Friday – Postponed due to a high number of students with the flu. The club will make the event up in early March.

As a reward for their hard work all previous “Members of the Month” will travel to Birmingham as they tour a Innovation Depot, an affiliation of UAB, and then participate in a “Break Out” team building experience. They will be given a 60-minute life-sized game of twist and turns to escape a room by cracking codes, solving puzzles, and following clues.

Service Saturday – Members received a list from the Demopolis Food Pantry of items requested each month. For the month of January, FBLA collected grits to be donated.