FBLA Program Re-chartered at Ord High School through Partnership

The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) organization has been re-chartered at Ord High School this fall through a partnership between Ord Public Schools and the Valley County Community Foundation Fund!  The new FBLA chapter will focus on enhancing leadership skills, promoting entrepreneurship and career development, participating in regional and state FBLA competitions, and creating community involvement projects.  The group is launching two major projects this fall with the creation of the “Chant Nation Gear” school store and the Go Green: Valley County Recycling Challenge.  They will also be participating in a variety of community service projects and FBLA competitions.

Currently, there are twelve high school FBLA members, including Melani Hagge, Holly Heil, Bryant Els, Landon Banks, Alex Farrens, Nicki Carson, Tristin Kowalski, Amanda Bryan, Katy Edghill, Emily Blaha, Dani Horner, and Kenzie Ryman.  Jennifer Remmereid is the FBLA coach and the digital media/computer technology teacher at Ord High School.  Becky Ries and Dahn Hagge are serving as volunteer co-sponsors.  Ord Jr/Sr High School Administration has extended an invitation to North Loup/Scotia and Arcadia high school students to join the group and function as a countywide FBLA program.   To become a member of FBLA, students must have credits in or be currently enrolled in a business or information technology course.  Eventually, a junior membership will be available for students in sixth through eighth grades.    

On September 27th, seven members attended FBLA Fall Leadership Conference to network with other chapters and learn strategies for developing successful communication skills, conducting high impact community service projects, and promoting effective marketing campaigns.  Participants also enjoyed keynote speaker, Eddie Slowikowski who presented a workshop on Believing in Achieving and The Real You: How to Find Your True Values.

“We believe the FBLA partnership will provide an effective avenue for empowering area youth to become community leaders and achieve their career dreams,” stated Dahn Hagge, Valley County Community Foundation Fund coordinator.  The Valley County Community Foundation Fund (VCCFF) is an affiliated fund of the Nebraska Community Foundation.  The VCCFF works to build a strong and vibrant future for our area by supporting worthwhile organizations and projects that are addressing the emerging needs and future opportunities of our countywide community.

To learn more about the Valley County FBLA organization, contact Jennifer Remmereid or Principal Mark Hagge at Ord High School, 308-728-3241 or visit

One Response to “FBLA Program Re-chartered at Ord High School through Partnership”

  1. Mary Sevenker Says:

    OH……to be a high school student again.

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