Posts tagged ‘FBLA’

January 15, 2013

DECA and FBLA students to host Career Fair

2013 CTE fair flyer

June 16, 2011

HRTT year in review

By Mary Falkenstein

I would like to summarize our year in hospitality as being rewarding, challenging, and gratifying.  The year was full of interesting trips, guest speakers, and events.  Our students rose to the challenge of the business plan first by completing a classroom business plan, then by having judges come in and judge the plans, then by having three of our students attend the city-wide competition at Temple Fox School of Business competition.  We are pleased to announce the Vichtor Vasishevchor came in as one of the top five students city-wide to be selected for the final round of events on June 7.  It is amazing how the students have supported each other in class and outside of school.  We had 40 students travel to Temple to support our competitors.  On June 7 we will find out if Victor placed in the last round.  Also, we had a team of five young ladies create a giant hotel called:  Blu Bay Hotel in Jamaica.  The girls presented an amazing business plan presentation at the University of Delaware and came in second place.  Kudos to:  Lindsey Tepel, Jasmine Webster, Tiana Fluck, Lindsey Porter, and Amanda Santa for their creative business plan which was filled with finance information and advertising that any advertisement company would be happy to have on board.  Ernst and Young could use these students for the We accounting department.  Andrey Mozel was the first place winner for the FBLA Hospitality competition.
Trips were a big part of our curriculum.  We took two trips to New York City; the first was for the National NFTE Competition in Times Square followed by an afternoon in Little Italy.  The second New York Trip was a NFTE shopping trip sponsored by NFTE and the students were able to invest $50 in start-up capital for their business venture.  The afternoon we spent several hours at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and a bus tour of Manhattan.
The Academy kept us on our toes by going to the Convention Center, the airport, Bellevue Hotel, Museums and many other important events.  We did many projects such as:  Career Project which included:  cover letter, applications, resume, follow up letter, thank you letter and the classroom interviews which all students enjoyed doing.  We also did:  Trip of a Lifetime, Hotel Research Project, and used the MLA Format to prepare for our senior projects.  Let’s not forget all the work in our workbooks and textbooks and the HRTT Videos.  Therefore, all I can say it was a good year with lots of interesting students, events, and daily activities.

May 2, 2011

The experience of a lifetime

By Huschai Severe, Class of 2012

April 3rd to the 6th was an experience of a lifetime. The FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) members of George Washington High School had the luxury of attending a trip to Hershey, Pennsylvania.   At Hershey, members of the FBLA from all over Pennsylvania came together to compete in a series of events.  

The experience was truly life changing. I realized we live in a competitive society where three million people are dreaming, competing, and striving for the same things you are. Today, many adolescents believe that everything is going to come to them without any work being brought forth. We all have dreams to be rich, have big houses, and nice cars but have lazy mentalities. I have learned that if you don’t work, you will not make it to where you are trying to go. There is a saying that says, you reap what you sow, meaning whatever work you put forth to a task you will gain the consequences of your effort. It is time to develop a go hard or go home attitude. We need to strive for success. We need ambition, desire, and zeal if we are going to make it. Every time we begin to work hard we need to think about someone else that is working harder. 

We look forward to another wonderful year.    I hope you join FBLA in September and be part of this great event.

March 29, 2010


 “March Winds 2010 in NYC with NFTE and FBLA”

By Mrs. Mary Falkenstein

On March 16th,  NFTE and FBLA students took their annual trip to New York City to the wholesale shopping district and it  was a huge success!  We had lunch with Mr. Steve Marriotti, founder of NFTE, and sat in his big conference room.  Many of his staff members visited us and they treated us to lunch.  NFTE loaned us $50 each to start our own businesses and guided us to make smart decisions.  Mr. Marriotti taught us a lesson on the Economics of One Unit and Return on Investment.  Although Mrs. Falkenstein teaches this all the time, it sure sounded better coming from Mr. Marriotti.  

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February 10, 2010

Winners of Regional FBLA competition announced

The results of our recent participation in the regional Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competition were just announced. From 100 students across the District, we had 15 winners. Congratulations to:

Accounting I: Andrew Cimino, 2nd place; Joanne Yuan, 3rd place

Business Calculations: Nicholas Hurtado, 3rd place

Business Math: Jessica Gorbacheva, 1st place; Stephen Dreisbach, 2nd place; Jah-nay Mathis, 3rd place

Entrepreneurship: 1st place team: Aleksandr Gladchenko, Albora Saliaj and Philisha Washington

Intro. to Business: Nicholas Abbott, 1st place

Intro. to Business Communications: Erica Johnson, 1st place

Mr. FBLA: Aleksandr Mosenz, 1st place

Word Processing I: Saad Huneidi, 1st place; Jose Feliciano, 2nd place

Please join us in wishing all of these students good luck as they advance to participate in the state level competitions in Hershey in March. Also, congratulations to Melva Torres. Although she didn’t win the opportunity to advance to the states, she placed 6th in Accounting I out of 12 participants in that event!

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February 2, 2010

Help us to help Haiti

The DECA and FBLA student organizations of GWHS have joined together to help Haiti in support of several of our members who have families affected by the disaster.

The Christian Missionary Action of Philadelphia has agreed to ship directly to Haiti for us.

Please donate only the following items to Room 13 or Room 22 as soon as possible:  money, water, non-perishable food items, soap, paper towels, toilet paper and first aid supplies.  Thank you for your generosity.

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