September 27th, 2019
FBLA organizes Friday night social outing
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Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) hosted a tailgate from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. for its members on Friday, Oct 15. Members are gathering on the Rose soccer practice field before the home football game against New Bern to socialize with each other in a non-academic setting.
“I think the idea was that a lot of people are going to football games and we want to give [all of our FBLA members] a chance to see each other again,” Senior Vice President of Competitive Events Anisha Sadhale said.
The FBLA Tailgate is going to serve as a way for all of its members to be able to socialize with one another without being confined to a small space within the school day or limited to only academic conversations.
“It’s going to be outside of school and a longer social event because usually these are during Refresh, so they are only 25 minutes and even then, we are in groups doing activities,” Sadhale said. “So this will be a
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chance for everyone to get together and be with their friends.”
FBLA has hosted social activities outside of school in the past in order for members to receive social credits, but the tailgate is the first social event of the year. Members are required to gain at least two social credits per year.
“We have had some events outside of school, but this is the first time that we are getting all of our people together this year,” Sadhale said.
With juniors and seniors having classes off-campus, many students are unable to interact with each other and do not cross paths outside of school. The tailgate will offer members the chance to catch up with one another and potentially create new friendships.
“I’m most looking forward to getting a chance to see a lot of people I haven't seen yet this year,” Sadhale said. “I’m not in school as much because I have online classes and a lot of my friends are in FBLA… if I’m not in a class with them I don’t get to see them and so I’m excited for a chance to hang out with them before the game.”
While some members are excited for the social aspect of the tailgate, other members are also looking forward to the refreshments and activities being provided.
“We are cooking and having snacks before [the football game],” senior Glenneta Spruill said. “I’m going to the game afterwards, but definitely [looking forward to] the food.”
Although the tailgate is being held for the members only, students are encouraged to join the club and attend events like this in the future.
“If a student wants to join FBLA, we have a form that can be found in a link in our Instagram bio or ask Mr. Garner or any officer for a form to fill out,” Sadhale said.
FBLA is not only an academic club, but a way for students to be able to interact with each other at school and in the community.
“I hope people see that FBLA is not just something where you have to study, do a lot of work and compete,” Sadhale said. “I hope they see that we have a lot of fun and have social activities where people can get together and have fun.”