Members of Garden Spot Future Business Leaders of America attended the State Leadership Workshop on November 4 – 5 at Penn State. Students were able to listen to keynote speakers, participate in workshops and learn how to become a leader in their community.
To kick off the SLW, students first listened to Byron V. Garrett,
keynote speaker, who is the Director for Microsoft’s Innovative Schools program and is the Senior Consultant for NBC News’ Education Nation. Byron inspired students to ignite innovation, reminding students that you should measure success by what is in your head and in your heart, and not by what is sitting in your driveway. He challenged students to believe in themselves and not to meet expectations, but to exceed them!
Next, students participated in a variety of workshops such as, The First Three Seconds, First Impressions, Grand Slam Communication, The Game Nobody Wins, and Building My Team. To end the first day, students played games to get to know the other FBLA students from around Pennsylvania. They played Battle of the Chapters, Dodge Ball, and Pie in the Face!
There were 99 total games played in the Dodge Ball double elimination tournament. Garden Spot students teamed up with FBLA students from around PA, and went on to be Dodge Ball Victors by never loosing a game!
On the last day, students participated in the closing ceremony where they stated the FBLA pledge and vowed to be a leader in their community.
FBLA students took full advantage of the opportunities afforded to them at the State Leadership Workshop!