CR North Women’s FBLA program prepares students for the work world

by Stewart Gross

Council Rock High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Faculty Sponsor Vincent Sherpinsky recently took 16 students from CR North to the State Leadership Conference at the Kalahari Convention Center in Pocono Summit, Monroe County.

Forty workshops were offered at the State Conference, including decision-making and leadership in school, community and life.

To qualify for the conference, students had to study and take online tests where they had to answer 100 multiple-choice general business questions in 55 minutes.

Very importantly, college business school recruiters were in attendance scouting this showcase of potential college-level business majors.

The State conference was in preparation for the Bucks County Regional Leadership Conference that was held on December 18th at Delaware Valley University.

The CR North ladies performed magnificently, with 19 first place finishers.

As usual, Vince says that, “The performance competitions really stood-out. Public Speaking, Sales Presentations, Graphic Design presentation, Job Interviews, Introduction to Business Presentation, and Social Media Campaign drew huge crowds who really enjoyed watching the FBLA members show off their talents.”

The CR North’s team goal is to inspire and prepare female students to become community- and global-minded business leaders in the near future.

Vince says that, “This year’s women’s FBLA was the largest in our club’s history. Our club president, Carla Eboli has done an amazing job.”

Carla says, “The Future Business Leaders of America gave me the chance to build my leadership skills while serving my fellow students, my school, and my FBLA chapter. CR North FBLA opened the door to opportunities students can’t find anywhere else. Whether competing against other schools in over 60 business-related events, or learning new leadership skills in the dozens of training seminars, or making life-time friendships and connections with other leaders from around the state, FBLA provides a place where anyone can learn leadership skills, especially for female leaders.”

PHOTO CAP: Council Rock High School North FBLA Women’s Leadership Team, front row from left, Ellie Halterman, Jen Lundgren, Alison LaPat, Hope Kudgis, Carla Eboli (President), Katie Davis, Kylie McGarth, and Sophia Rainville. In back is Vincent Sherpinsky, CR North teacher and FBLA Club advisor.