Wallkill Valley Regional High School
Running for Historian
Officer Candidate Test Score : 33/50
What do you believe is the biggest area of improvement NJ FBLA-PBL currently faces? How would you work to address this area?
One of the biggest areas of improvement NJ FBLA-PBL currently faces is membership. While working as a team, I want members to be encouraged and to be able to see what FBLA has to offer. While utilizing NJ FBLA's social media and spotlight venues, I will hope to encourage others while sharing our experiences and posting chapter news for recognition for others to see. The posting of chapter news and recognition for encouragement will be available for non-members to see and realize how much FBLA can affect you, as a future leader.
What will you do to increase the number of active chapters?
While working as a team, I will hope to encourage others as members share their story. Students like to see what organizations are all about and what they have to offer and what better way than sharing your story or a favorite memory from a conference or activity on New Jersey FBLA's social media. Encouragement is a big part of obtaining new members from across New Jersey. Today, social media is a big part of students and teens' lives. This year, my local chapter decided to just use social media as our encouragement, since students don't utilize websites as much as in the past. With that experience and while being part of the 2019-2020 NJ State Historian Committee, I have had the experience to see what it's like to help run the social media pages and what it is like being a state officer.
What leadership roles do you have inside and outside of FBLA-PBL and how have they shaped you?
Wallkill Valley, our Superintendent, and Board of Education are very supportive of FBLA. As an active FBLA member for 3 years, I have been able to identify progressive involvement, which includes being a part of many community service activities, fundraisers, a local officer position as a co-Community Service VP, to a presenter at the State Leadership Conference and the National Leadership Conference, chairing a nation-wide March of Dimes event, running to be the next NJFBLA State Historian, and being elected as my local chapters 2020-2021 President. Along with running to be the next NJFBLA State Historian, I have the honor to be a part of the 2019-2020 NJ FBLA State Historian Committee, which allowed me to realize the importance of being a state officer. I got to experience so many great things in FBLA which has made me realize how important it is to give back to the community. I have had the opportunity to chair multiple events, such as Supernight, a school-wide 10 hour lock-in fundraiser for the March of Dimes, and the spread of holiday cheer at a local Assisted Living Home. Outside of FBLA, I help the community through the National Honor Society; we serve the community through packaging toys for families in need during the holidays. Being involved in these activities has made me realize how important it is to be a leader to not only your fellow classmates and members, but your community. I believe my experiences can help others realize what they can achieve!
How will you ensure chapters are encouraging and completing community service?
While working as a team, if elected, I will hope to encourage, share, and post the New Jersey FBLA Legacy. By posting the New Jersey FBLA Legacy, I will spread chapter news, such as community service projects, fundraising, and partnerships, to help encourage other chapters. By posting this chapter news, other chapters I hope other chapters and members will be encouraged to participate in more community service activities and encourage others to be a part of each activity.
What current state initiatives would you like to continue and/or what new state initiatives would you like to begin?
I would like to continue our New Jersey FBLA legacy! The New Jersey FBLA legacy is great, especially through the spotlight venues and social media that was offered this year. Through these spotlights offered, I would hope to continue to encourage members by being able to see everything FBLA has to offer, and by that, it will help them grow not only as a person, but as a leader.