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BY: SARA GAMIL


At Stonewall Jackson High School, there are many different clubs that you can participate in. These clubs offer numerous things like education, entertainment, and help to the school and others in the community. Any student can join, it doesn't matter what grade you are in or what grades you have. One of the clubs here is the Future Business Leaders of America. The main purpose of this club is to prepare young kids for the business world. It also teaches students about helping others out in their community and raising money in different ways. Mrs. Hayden and Ms. Groves run the club. They meet the first Monday of every month for an hour in room 2027. If you want to join, all you have to do is talk to one of the business teachers, complete the membership application and pay 15 dollars. The application can be found with one of the business teachers in charge of the club or on the Stonewall website. The club has many student leaders. There are two Co-Presidents (Vera Bordoh-Ansah and Verita Bordoh-Ansah) , a Secretary/treasurer (Vani Agarwa), a public relations treasurer (Kwabena Mensah), and a historian (Alexander Benjamin). To stay up to date with the club, you need tosi gn up for the class reminders on your phone. One of the many things they do is fundraisers, which they are holding for the school at the moment. They are selling bracelets for 15 dollars and they come in three different colors. They come in silver, gold, and bronze. Since Christmas is coming around, they are having a Christmas special where you can get special edition Christmas themed bracelets. All you have to do is sign the form and you'll get it in near Christmas time. All forms are due before Thanksgiving break. FBLA also does community service. For example, today the students went to Ellis Elementary to read to the kids over there. The students are also planning on going on a fieldtrip to the senior homes around Christmas time. Since the club just started, that is all they have done so far but they plan on doing lots more in the future. Hopefully by the end the year the students learn something about the business world and community service and can put it to use in their future and share it with other students and encourage them to join the club and help it to grown.