Cumberland, Maryland, July 2, 2014 More than 10,000 of America’s best and brightest youth traveled to the historic city of Nashville to make some history of their own as they showcased their talents as future business leaders and vied for the opportunity to win over $165,000 in cash awards.
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL), the largest and oldest student business organization, held its National Leadership Conference in Nashville on June 29–July 2. Participants from across the United States and two countries were in attendance for this exciting conference to sharpen their core business skills, expand their networks, and participate in more than 60 business and business-related competitive events.
Thorne Lindsey from Allegany High School in Cumberland received national recognition at the FBLA Awards of Excellence on July 2. Lindsey competed in Economics and brought home second place. This event provides recognition for FBLA members who can identify, understand, and apply economic principles to contemporary social, political, and ecological problems.
“Thorne put in the time and effort to study and excel in his competitive event. He is very astute and really stepped up to the challenge at the national conference,” said Tamarra Edwards, Advisor. “My goal was to get on stage and now I know I accomplished more than that by placing second in the nation in Economics. My new goal is to come back next year as a first place winner,” said Thorne Lindsey.
The award was part of a comprehensive national competitive events program sponsored by FBLA-PBL that recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. For many students, the competitive events are the capstone activity of their academic careers. In addition to the competitions, students immersed themselves in educational workshops, visited an information-packed exhibit hall, and attended motivational keynotes on a broad range of business topics.
FBLA CHAPTER 10448 ATTEND 2014 FBLA Institute for Leaders and FBLA National Leadership Conference in Nashville
Allegany High School,Cumberland,MD
Five members of the Future Business Leaders of America organization attended the 2014 Institute for Leaders and the Future Business Leaders of America National Leadership Conference at the end of June in Nashville, Tennessee. The students demonstrated academic knowledge and advanced skills in economics, word processing, advertising & sales, and leadership.
The students attending were Shannon Gray, Region I Vice President, Emily Willetts, Thorne Lindsey, Casey Kidd, and Paige Kreiling. The students were chaperoned by their adviser, Tamarra Edwards.
The students and advisor participated in a two-day seminar focusing on various leadership tracks such as FBLA Accelerator, Communications Accelerator and Entrepreneurship Accelerator with Shark Tank Winner, Jason Lucash. Following the IFL the students attended the FBLA NLC. The students were able to attend various business related workshops, compete in their competitive events, network with students from across the nation as well as explore the history and culture of Nashville, TN.
For more than 65 years, FBLA-PBL, Inc. has helped high school, and postsecondary students successfully make the school-to-career transition. The FBLA experiences produces results; including, character and leadership, good citizenship, financial management skills, and global marketing knowledge.
ALLEGANY HIGH SCHOOL
Education must be a cooperative effort involving the student, the teacher, the home, the school, and the community. Recognizing that the student must be the focal point of our education program, we must instill a desire for learning and create a learning environment in which the student can learn and develop according to ability and interest. The curriculum must emphasize life skills, preparation for continuing education, and preparation for employment to enable our students to become responsible citizens and enjoy a productive life. The school must ensure an atmosphere that will promote learning through the cooperative effort of staff, students, family, and community working together.
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School administrators have the ultimate responsibility for administering student discipline. Depending on the seriousness of the violation, administrators have the authority to determine the range of severity of the disciplinary action. At the request of a principal, the superintendent or his designee may suspend a student for more than 10 schools days, or expel the student. If a student is removed from the regular education program that he/she attends at school through an expulsion or suspension from school, the student is no permitted on school property and may not attend or participate in school-sponsored activities. We are reminding students that if expulsion or alternative placement is determined for a student due to disciplinary reasons, the student jeopardizes his/her opportunity and the availability to continue in classes such as Honors, AP, or duel enrollment courses that may not be available in alternative programs, as well as co-curricular activities and school events. We encourage all students to respect self and others and to exhibit responsibility.
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THE HISTORY OF ALLEGANY
Allegany High School was initially a secondary education school held on Maryland Avenue. The school had many different locations including the building on Greene Street, which was used as a combined middle/high school until the spring of 1926. At that time, the building now known as Allegany High School had been completed and was prepared to accept Greene Street’s high school students. Middle school students remained on Greene Street until the school later burned down in 1932. “Camp Hill,” the site of the present day Allegany, was a federal army camp during the Civil War.
The “Camper” mascot is a source of much confusion. Many think the name refers to Campobello, a Shawnee Indian Tribe camp, from which the federal army took their name during the Civil War. This, however, is a misconception. The most widely accepted theory is that Civil War General Lewis Wallace and his men began calling the site that during their time here. The word Campobello in fact does not appear in any Native American language and is derived from Latin, meaning “camp of war”.
Allegany High School, with an enrollment of approximately 800 students, focuses on student achievement and success in all areas of education through a combined effort of students, faculty, staff, home, and community. The class of 2008 marked an important milestone for Allegany: the students were the 120th class to graduate from the long-standing institution