Awards were given out on Monday night at the Fine Arts/Practical Arts Awards Night at Trenton High School. In addition to awards, students were recognized for participation in District 19 and State Leadership Conferences.
The Trenton Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America was recognized at the state level for Show-Me Growth, increasing membership by 30 members in the 2013-2014 school year. The Trenton FBLA Chapter was also recognized at the national level for Membership Achievement for increase membership to 89 members which is a 24% market share of Trenton High School.
Individual members received a Membership Madness Award from the national organization of Future Business Leaders of America and Phi Beta Lambda. These members were: Megan Ellis, Alexis Fender, Malinda Foster, Payton Guile, Tyler Lynch, Hayley Mathews, Ashley May, Jaylen Neff, Shanna Nichols, Michelle Stewart, and Isaiah Swann.
The THS FBLA was also recognized for its participation in the following state and national service project:
Giving Back One Hour at a Time â€“ Trenton FBLA officers donated 30 plus hours serving food at the No Hunger Summer program held at the First Assembly of God church last summer
Show-Me Hunger: Unite the Fight â€“ Trenton FBLA held a food drive at the beginning of the summer specifically for the Backpack Buddies Program with more than $200 worth of food raised, a 50/50 Raffle at the first home football game which rose over $100, and helped with the Kaleidoscope Run which raised $1,500.
Reach Out & Care â€“ Donated a Christmas tree to be auctioned off and sold ornaments at the DAWGS Tree Festival.
March of Dimes â€“ Trenton FBLA raised awareness of March of Dimes by promoting and recognizing World Prematurity Day on November 15. We sold purple tied dyed T-shirts to students and staff to be worn on this day. Along with other fundraising efforts the FBLA chapter donated $300 to March of Dimes to help fight premature births.
Photo for the following story â€“ Megan Ellis and Malinda Foster. Tyler Lynch not shown.
Special Recognition Awards:
Megan Ellis - Outstanding Member
Tyler Lynch - Outstanding Service
Malinda Foster - Outstanding Competitor
Megan Ellis was the chapter President this year, and described as one of the reasons why Trenton's chapter was successful this year. Through her leadership, chapter awards were earned from the state and national chapter of FBLA-PBL.
Tyler Lynch was selected for outstanding service again this year. Tyler is always willing to pitch in and go above and beyond what is asked of him. He has put in countless hours helping fundraise and set up for projects.
Malinda Foster was selected for Outstanding Competitor. She placed at 2nd in Economics and 1st in
Insurance and Risk Management at Districts and was a member of the Community Service Project team that placed 4th at State.
The Trenton FBLA elected officers for the 2014-2015 school year.
Those officers are: Nick Gass - President, Sheridan Jamvold - VP of Fundraising and Recruitment, Aaron Anderson - VP of Competition & Community Service, Tucker Franklin - 2nd/Junior Vice President, Karli Crawford - Secretary, Gavin Griffin - Treasurer, Dillon Parrack - Reporter, and Jaylen Neff - Historian