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FBLA goes live in New York City

Each year, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) participates in a fall trip that explores the business aspects of different cities around the country. This year, the destination was New York City! Forty-five Marvin Ridge students and six chaperones experienced everything the “Big Apple” had to offer, including Wall Street, the Empire State Building, Met Life Stadium, Chinatown, Harlem, Times Square, the 9/11 Memorial, the NYC Museum of Natural History, 5th Avenue shopping, the Broadway show “Stomp”, Central Park, and NBC Studios. “It really opened my eyes to the business side of New York,” said Leila Terzic, FBLA President.

In addition to visiting many of the popular destinations in the city, our tour guide allowed us to experience life in the city by exploring the streets by foot, riding the subway, and sampling food at several street festivals, including deep fried Oreos! While it was an exhausting trip, students were excited to have the opportunity to experience the big city and its history with their friends. “I wouldn't want to experience New York City any other way,” declared Leila. For these students, it was an experience they should remember for a very long time.

FBLA is a co-curricular club that helps students explore and understand more about the world of business through trips, community events, and competitions. Our Marvin Ridge chapter is the largest in the state. For more information regarding FBLA, please contact troy.burns@ucps.k12.nc.us, or kelley.gates@ucps.k12.nc.us.

Written by: Troy Burns, CTE Teacher and FBLA Adviser and Kelley Gates, CTE Teacher and FBLA Adviser
Posted: Nov 17, 2013 by Lisa Justice

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