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FBLA officers prepare for new year
0904 FBLA officers attend SLOTS
Effingham County High FBLA officers attended the Summer Leadership and Officer Training Summit at Swainsboro High School. Pictured are, front, Evan Hartzog, and, left to right, David Ciolko, Natalyn Harris, Kelsey Fulford and Hannah Boyd. - photo by Photo provided

Five officers from the Future Business Leaders of America chapter at Effingham County High School recently attended the Summer Leadership and Officer Training Summit (SLOTS) at Swainsboro High School.

President Hannah Boyd, secretary Evan Hartzog, co-vice president Kelsey Fulford, parliamentarian David Ciolko and reporter Natalyn Harris attended the summit to prepare for their roles as officers for the 2012-13 school year.

Each officer attended a breakout session relating to their specific office and they were given an officer’s manual describing their duties. The advisors met with state FBLA advisor Monty Rhodes to go over updates and discuss the state FBLA calendar for the school year.

During the course of the day, officers and advisors participated in team-building and leadership activities to help build leadership skills and promote fellowship among members. The Georgia FBLA theme for this year is “Georgia FBLA: Lead by Design.”

FBLA is the career and technical student organization for students enrolled in the business and computer science pathways.  The Effingham County High FBLA chapter is accepting members for the 2012-13 school year.

Any ECHS student interested in becoming an FBLA member should contact Karen Waltz at or see one of the officers. Parents and other FBLA supporters are also encouraged to join the professional division of FBLA.