The Littlestown chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is quite busy this time of year, as we enter the upswing in our competitive events and fundraising campaign. In December, our chapter competed in the Regional Leadership Conference (RLC) where our members competed against eight other chapters in order to qualify for the State Leadership Conference (SLC). Our members had a very good showing and would like to congratulate: Laura Gerrick, Sarah Holden, and Lucca Abate for their fifth place finish. Sam Barnes, Morgan McCrea, Katie Mosser, Allison Owings, and Molly Rast finished in fourth place. Ryan Baird, Katie McIntyre, Allyson Nace, Jacob Plitt, Daniel Saylor, and Derek Yingling placed third. In second place, we had Meera Bajaj, Madison Becker, Matthew Becker, and Brigid Costello. This year we had seven first place winners in their respective categories: Madison Frymyer, J.E.B. Stuart Myers, Blair Noel, Sam Rast, Savannah Schisler, Regan Schroeder, and Zach Scott. We are very proud of all of our members who participated in the event, and especially the 18 competitors who have qualified for the April SLC in Hershey.
Our annual Christmas basket auction was a phenomenal success. As a community and school, we raised $967 of our $1,000 goal, all of which is being donated to the Ronald McDonald House in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The baskets were truly amazing and made the fundraiser a great success for FBLA. Thank you to all who donated a basket or purchased tickets in order to help our state and local chapter achieve its goal. Without these gracious donations and contributions, the Ronald McDonald Houses across the United States would not be able to provide services. These donations can truly aid a sick child’s recovery, and help a family stay closer to their child when their child needs them the most.