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Idalia FBLA

November Highlights from the Wolfpack!

On Friday, November 13, Mrs. Soehner’s chemistry class held this year's Chemistry Halloween Show. The upper-class students got to present fascinating Halloween-related chemical reactions to the first- and second-grade students. The show featured an exploding pumpkin, dry ice experiments, flaming bubbles and so much more. Many upper-class students wore Halloween costumes to play into their spooky experiments. As the show continued, the younger students were in awe of the mystery behind the science.
Submitted by Porscha Jacobs, Chemistry Student

FBLA has been busy at work this school year with activities for the members. Prior to the leadership training on November 19, FBLA members competed in the Business Battle competitions. These competitions gave members an opportunity to compete in areas they were interested in and would possibly like to compete in this school year. Students competed at the District State, and National levels. Congratulations to the following people for their achievements and placements in these tests:

Brandy Henrickson
Nationals 4th Accounting and Financial Management
State 4th Accounting and Financial Management
District 2nd Accounting and Financial Management
District 1st Marketing, Sales, and Communications

Camren Morris-District 3rd Business Management
Porscha Jacobs-District 1st Business Management
Raquel Lieurance-District 3rd Information Technology
Rylann Brigham-District 1st Information Technology
Alma Cordova-District 5th Business Basics

Samantha Heath
District 5th Business Development/Entrepreneurship
District 2nd Business Basics

Priscilla Cruz-District 4th Financial Concepts
Kyndal Richards-District 4th Business Basics
Kiersten Wingfield-District 1st Business Basics


On Thursday November 19, the FBLA office team along with Mrs. Terrell held a leadership training for the FBLA members. This was mainly focused on the younger members and was an opportunity to teach leadership, networking, speaking, and teamwork skills!
Each officer had a presentation, icebreaker, and an activity for the members to participate in. Porscha Jacobs and Brandy Henrickson both talked about about FBLA and the benefits of FBLA. Tyler Hall and Eduardo Estrada talked on the importance of competition, events, and teamwork, and Oscar Ornelas and Priscilla Cordova talked about BAA’s.  BAA’s is an acronym for Business Achievement Awards. These are mini achievements that the member should try to accomplish. This is because in every achievement there is knowledge learned for their future. There are four levels—Future, Business, Leader, and America. In each of these there are three sections which are Service, Education, and Progress.
The FBLA goal for the BAA’s is to “help your members hone advanced business skills and instill a spirit of community involvement in the members.”
Submitted by Priscilla Cordova, FBLA Member

FFA hosted a chapter pumpkin carving event. We invited all FFA members to join us in the Ag Shop for pizza and to carve their own pumpkin. We had a great turn out with approximately 26 members participating. Chapter officers, Priscilla Cordova and Macy Richards, picked the pumpkins up from Whitehill’s Pumpkin Patch outside of Idalia. Once members carved their pumpkins they were displayed outside of the school for a few days. Cade Richards was the winner of the pumpkin carving. The FFA Officer Team hopes to host this event again each year.
Submitted by Tara Hubbard, FFA President

As many of us know, the 2020-2021 football season was different than any other year. With 12 players on the team, they went on to play only four games. In visiting with some of the players to see what they thought about the season, most of them said the season was pretty rough because they started late and had a hard time getting practices in due to quarantine. Covid was also the reason they missed most games.
However, everybody was very excited to see a few new faces on the team as well as the new coaching staff (Pat McGinnis, Clay Cordell, Brad Wingfield and Jeremy Juhnke). Even though their season wasn't what they hoped it would be, their record was 2-2 with the few games they were able to play. The boys can’t wait for next season. Thank you to all who helped with the season this year and to those who were able to help support the team. Hopefully things are back to normal next year.
Submitted by Camren Morris, InDesign Student

Little Free Library is a non-profit organization that inspires a love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world.
Outside the Cornerstone in Idalia stands a Little Free Library for all ages. The first Little Library was built by Todd H. Bol in 2009. Now these free book exchanges are set up by communities all over the world. By cycling books new and old throughout the community, we are able to increase access to books at home. This neighborhood book exchange invites everyone to take a book or leave a book. All kinds of books are welcome in the Little Free Library. Visit our community library to continue our book cycle.
Submitted by Kylie Wingfield, InDesign Student

This past week the eighth grade agriculture class started to build Christmas trees from old wood pallets. As you can see, this project does involve not only a little imagination but also teamwork. Even though most of the trees are being built by this grade, two students from the Horticulture class are also decorating their own little tree. It seems like they are not completely done yet, but are all excited to see each one of them when they are finished. Stu-dents have had to learn to measure, saw, and nail to put these together. Here is what they have so far.
Submitted by Itzel Gonzalez, InDesign Student



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