The Eldon FFA Chapter recently donated boxes of canned food items to the Eldon Food Pantry. The cans were collected at the Eldon FFA Barnwarming dance as admission to the dance. Pictured from left to right members Matt Hart and Mason Farris delivering the items.
Over 1500 top Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) students and their advisers from across the country gathered in Little Rock, AR at the National Fall Leadership Conference (NFLC) on November 18, 19, and 20.
Inspired to use the conference as a “Gateway to Greatness” participants experienced a schedule full of workshops, networking, and corporate savvy. This conference had all the buzz and excitement of a high-powered, corporate development brainstorming weekend. “I am looking forward to bringing back new ideas and the excitement of the conference back to our chapter.” said Bradley Dinwiddie, Eldon FBLA president.
Members from the Eldon FBLA chapter attended the conference. They were Bradley Dinwiddie, Sydnee Bishop, Madasen Balch, Jessica Bungart, and Megan Larson. They were accompanied by FBLA advisers, Shelly Henderson and Jerri Haley.
Based at the Little Rock Convention Center, members attended workshops to hone their skills in leadership, community service, career development, and competitive events. They attended General Sessions, which opened and closed the conference, and featured marketing experts and motivational speakers.
While in Little Rock, members visited the world headquarters of Heifer International. Students learned about how the Heifer organization works with communities to end hunger and poverty and care for the earth. Members also visited the William J. Clinton Presidential Center. Featuring 20,000 square feet of exhibit space, the Clinton Library features interactive exhibits, including a White House Cabinet Room reconstruction and a full-scale replica of the Oval Office.
A “Blue Jeans for Babies” dance was featured on Saturday night where everyone contributed to the March of Dimes, a national partner of FBLA-PBL. In over 36years of working together, over $17 million has been raised by FBLA-PBL.
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. is a student business organization with close to a quarter million members and advisers. Over 15,000 high school and college chapters have been chartered world-wide. Its mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. The association is headquartered in Reston, Virginia outside Washington, DC. Visit the Web site at www.fbla-pbl.org.
Congratulations to the Scholar Bowl team for soundly defeating Osage 340 to 200 and Blair Oaks 340 to 220 last night.
First Team Offense
Running Back Brad Dinwiddie
Second Team Offense
Tight End Matt Pehle
Offensive Line Kyle Pitman
Second Team Defense
Defensive Line Kody Taylor
Defensive Back James Ellis
The Mustang Speech Squad competed this past weekend with 16 other schools at Cole Camp. EHS came home with the Second Place Sweepstake Trophy behind arch rival Warrensburg. Individual winners are listed as follows:
Tim Vanderveld and Sean Devine – First Place Medals – Duet Acting
Jon Smith and Tori Baigi – Finalists
Tim Vanderveld – Second Place Medal – Humorous Interpretation
Olivia Sparks – Finalist – Humorous Interpretation
Third Place Medal – Dramatic Interpretation
Tanner Atteberry – Finalist – Dramatic Interpretation
Sean Devine – Finalist – Poetry Reading
Tori Baigi – Finalist – Prose Reading
Finalist – Children’s Storytelling
Finalist – Radio Speaking
Emily Willingham – Finalist – Children’s Storytelling
Micaela Vogeli – Finalist – Children’s Storytelling
Mikayla Petchell – Finalist – Extemporaneous Speaking
Third Place Medal – Original Oratory
Gina Heck – Finalist – Original Oratory
Rachel Seek and Tim Vanderveld – Finalist – Improvisational Duet Acting
The Mustangs will be back on the road again January 7 at Lexington High School.
The 6th grade of Eldon Upper Elementary will present “Light the World” on Thursday, December 8, 2011. It will be held in the Upper Elementary Gym and begin at 6:00 p.m. This concert-style program will feature themes of holiday lights, the advantages and disadvantages of snow, bells, caroling, winter, evergreens, Christmas, and the New Year ahead.