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Welcome to the Viola FBLA Home Page

Welcome to the Viola High School FBLA home page. We trust that you will find our web page useful in your search for information about our school's student organizations. Please feel free to browse all of our pages using the navigation menu for the latest information concerning our schools and students.

A Message from Mr. Thrasher, FBLA Adviser

I would like to welcome you to the Viola High School FBLA web page. This will be the fifth year that I have had the privilege to be the Viola High School FBLA adviser, and I am excited to have the opportunity to work with your FBLA students. We have a full year ahead of us, which will include two district leadership conferences, the state leadership conference, and community service. I want to thank you in advance for your support of our FBLA students as they become successful members of our community.

2018-2019 FBLA Calendar of Events

October 3, 2018:  Fall Leadership Conference at ASU-Mountain Home
January 18, 2019:  Spring Leadership Conference at ASU-Mountain Home
April 1-2, 2019:  State Leadership Conference in Little Rock
June 29 to July 2, 2019:  National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, TX

FBLA Mission Statement

To bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership development programs.

What is FBLA?

FBLA is a national vocational student organization for students in high schools and middle schools who are interested in business or business education careers. Over 13,000 students in more than 300 high school chapters participate in Arkansas FBLA. Benefits of membership are leadership skills, business competencies, community responsibilities, and self-confidence.

What does FBLA do?

FBLA provides the business leaders of tomorrow with the necessary skills to successfully compete in the job market, pursue post-secondary education, or manage personal skills. Members learn how to lead and participate in group discussions by engaging in practical problem solving and decision-making activities. FBLA members learn the value of competition through directed competitive events.

Who can join FBLA?

Any secondary student in grades 9-12 who is interested in a career in business and has taken or is currently enrolled in at least one business course is eligible for membership in the high school division.

FBLA Goals

Develop competent, aggressive business leadership.
Strengthen the confidence of students in themselves and their work.
Create more interest in and understanding of the American business enterprise system.
Encourage members in the development of individual projects that contribute to the improvement of home, business, and community.
Develop character, prepare for useful citizenship, and foster patriotism.
Encourage and practice efficient money management.
Encourage scholarship and promote school loyalty.
Assist students in the establishment of occupational goals.
Facilitate the transition from school to work.