FBLA & The Student Store
The Future Business Leaders of America Club (FBLA) is in its 8th year of existence at Woodstown High School. The students who join this club are active members of the Woodstown community who have an interest in working in the business world in the future. The student's biggest project is running out school and community store, The Student Store. Mrs. Katy Lynch and Mrs. Becky Haines are the advisors of FBLA and The Student Store. This is Mrs. Lynch's 5th year as advisor and Mrs. Haines' 4th year. They both thoroughly enjoy working with the WHS students are are excited about taking FBLA and The Student Store to new heights!
The Student Store:
The WHS Student Store services primarily Woodstown High School, but we also provide services for Woodstown community members, alumni, and students elementary and middle school. Though the store has been up and running for many years, we have seen a recent boom in business over the past three years. Last year, we sold more items than in the past three years combined! Mrs. Lynch designs all of the items in conjunction with a local graphic designer, so everything is original! We have also had our own students design clothing for our store as well. We can customize designs for your Woodstown based team or business by request.
We sell items at The Student Store, the Woodstown Fall Festival, football games, and other events by request (such as the Holiday Expo or alumni events and reunions). The students work in the store on a rotating basis on Fridays during 5th and 6th period lunches; however, we will now take online orders!
Click HERE for The Student Store work schedule!
Items for Sale:
Each winter and spring, the students compete in regional and state events. The topics range from Accounting and Economics to Marketing, Word Processing and even Digital Video Production. Students who place in the regional competition each year move onto the state competition, where they are competing against top students from across New Jersey. We are proud to announce that we have had students place in regionals year and have even had some students place at the state level where they move on to compete nationally. Below is a picture of our 2012 FBLA State Competitors. Pictured from the left: Julian Chismar, Mario Catalano, Matt Simmermon, and Dan Love.
School and Community Involvement:
Our students are not only involved in competing, but they truly value helping their school and community right here in Woodstown. For several years, the WHS FBLA has assisted the guidance and physical education department with Career Day. They have shadowed and escorted community business members around the school while those members discussed their careers and local businesses to the WHS students. Students have also helped with the annual Holiday Expo and been involved in class reunions and the Woodstown Fall Festival. Our students are open to more community involvement activities, particularly those who educate and involve local and larger businesses or corporations.
The students have a variety of fundrasiers through out the year. Of course, our biggest fundraiser is selling items in The Student Store. In the past, we have done the Prom Fashion Show. In 2011-2012, we participated in two new fundraisers. One of our own homegrown FLA students is an up and coming entrepreneur. Edward Trey Smith sold his own coffee mug candles for Christmas and they were a huge hit! We also put on the first ever Minute to Win It competition. It was a ton of fun for all who participated and we distributed some fabulous prizes thanks to the generous donations of many local businesses!
FBLA Meetings and Officers:
FBLA meetings are held once per month on the second Tuesday during "Activity Period". Officers meetings may be held as per the advisors requests.
Our 2013-2014 Officers are:
President: Matthew Simmermon
Vice President: Paige Deibel
Secretary: Cole Kugler
Treasurer: Jackie Wall
Public Relations/Historian: Mario Catalano
Student Store Managers: Brooke Deibel and Alex Lombardo
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