Saturday, November 26, 2016

Sunday Shopping Spree Awaits At Dorchester FBLA's Holiday Vendor Gathering

Dorchester's Future Business Leaders of America chapter will be hosting a Holiday Vendor Extravaganza at the Dorchester School Gymnasium this Sunday, Nov. 27, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  

The event is intended to raise money for Longhorn students who attend the National FBLA Conference. 

There will be dozens of vendors at this huge event, making it the perfect venue to find high quality and unique Christmas gifts for your friends and loved ones.

For those who are unfamiliar, the FBLA is a nationwide career and technical student organization.  Established in 1940, FBLA is non-profit organization of high school ("FBLA"), middle school ("Middle Level"), and even college ("PBL") students, as well as professional members ("Professional Division"), who primarily help students transition to the business world. 

FBLA is the largest student-run organization in the United States.  It is also one of the top 10 organizations listed by the U.S. Department of Education.

Dorchester's FBLA charter has been active for 25 years.  While participation numbers in some other DHS activities have declined, DHS' FBLA membership today claims around three dozen students -- impressive for a Class D school.

Over the years, Dorchester has become a force to be reckoned within the FBLA universe and its statewide competitions. Last year, Dorchester took second place at the Nebraska FBLA competition for the Market Share Award, for example.

In the 2010-11 school year, Dorchester's Jessica Hansen was elected as Nebraska's FBLA state secretary.  Other Dorchester alumni have served as state FBLA officers over the years.

The Dorchester community can be proud of its FBLA chapter and should support its FBLA members by attending this Sunday's Holiday Vendor Extravaganza at the Dorchester School.

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