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Marvin Ridge FBLA Makes A Difference

Marvin Elementary students enjoy Harry Potter themed Fall Festival activities.

Marvin Ridge High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) was a crucial part of making this year's fall festival at Marvin Elementary an absolute success.  As a result of being one of the largest FBLA chapters statewide and nationally, many Marvin Ridge FBLA members volunteered to help children have fun and celebrate the fall season.

FBLA members ran booths, taught children how to play Quidditch, and strapped them in for their very own flying lesson.  From wand-making to tossing objects at Moaning Myrtle, each child got to experience life as a Hogwarts student.  This year's festival featured a trampoline bungee-jump where kids soared in the air and experienced flying.

The FBLA members were having almost as much fun as the children were.  "It was a great experience for me, I loved reaching out to the kids and I feel that they looked up to me as a big sister," said Taylor Kitchen.  Many of the high school students felt that they left the festival with more little brothers and sisters than they already had.

MRHS advisors Kelley Cognac and Troy Burns said this year was "definitely one of the best fall festivals Marvin Elementary has ever had."

Written by: Joey Skavronek, Parliamentarian, Marvin Ridge High FBLA
Posted: Nov 22, 2010 by Mrs. Annette Kilby

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