Emma Stahlecker – President Sydney Atkinson – Reporter
Joseph Hiatt – Vice President Heather Atkinson – Historian
Elsie Magwire – Secretary Kari Boettcher – Sponsor
Lauryn Hoffman – Treasurer
BC FBLA Members Bridged the Gap Between Students & Nursing Home Residents
Future Business Leaders of America members at Boyd County High School are involved in a service project this school year with the intention to bridge the gap between the students and elderly residents in the community.
One aspect of this community service project is spending time each month with the residents in the nursing home. On Thursday, November 15, members went to the nursing home and spent time doing one-on-one interactions with the residents. The FBLA members and residents were able to get to know each other and discuss current events, memories, and aspects of their lives. On Tuesday, November 27, members went to the nursing home again for an evening filled with activities. Members spent time with the residents by playing a bowling game, creating snowflake decorations, giving manicures, and having one-on-one conversations.
After having a one-on-one conversation with a resident, FBLA member Lauryn Hoffman said, “I really enjoy spending time with the residents. I can tell that they enjoy it too. I walked into the one of resident’s rooms, and her eyes immediately lit up. Our involvement in their lives makes their days better and is so rewarding for us!” Another FBLA member, Joseph Hiatt, had similar thoughts, “Tonight was really good. It’s interesting what they have to talk about and how they connect current things in our lives to their own lives when they were growing up. I’m looking forward to going back again.”
The time spent with the residents is positive and uplifting for the residents, nursing home staff, and FBLA members alike! The residents appreciate having new and exciting activities, as well as different people to spend time with and get to know. The FBLA members are thankful for the relationships they are building and the positive impact that their time investment is having. Members continue to work closely with the nursing home staff to plan activities that will be beneficial and exciting for the nursing home residents.
FBLA Member of the Month
Junior Joseph Hiatt was recognized November’s Nebraska FBLA Member of the Month. With over 5,800 FBLA members in the state, Joseph is one of six members who will be recognized on stage at the State Leadership Conference in April. Congratulations, Joseph, on this outstanding achievement!
Member to Serve as State Executive
Congrats to Joseph Hiatt who will be serving as the Nebraska FBLA Communications Director! Way to go Joseph!
FBLA Nacho Night
The Boyd County FBLA chapter kicked off the year with their annual Nacho Night at 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, August 23. President Emma Stahlecker called the meeting to order. Officers Joseph Hiatt and Heather Atkinson planned a scavenger hunt for all current and prospective members in attendance. Next, members sat down to eat their nachos. While they were eating, the national qualifiers gave a presentation on their trip to National Leadership Conference over the summer in Baltimore, Maryland. Members were then given more information about their committees and chapter ribbon projects. The officer team and adviser, Mrs. Kari Boettcher, explained more about FBLA conferences and fundraisers our chapter will be having in the coming year. The new point system and chapter Member of the Month program was introduced. Students were encouraged to increase their chapter participation throughout the year. The Boyd County FBLA officer team is very excited for the upcoming year and hope all the members are too. If anyone who was not at Nacho Night is interested in joining FBLA, please talk to Mrs. Boettcher!