Carson High business students raise $500 for charity

Carson High School Dean Matt Morgan looks up after taking a pie to the face for charity.

Carson High School Dean Matt Morgan looks up after taking a pie to the face for charity.

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In observance of Future Business Leaders of America Week, Feb. 12-16, Carson High School parceled out daily activities and emphases including “Fundraising Friday” where FBLA members sold raffle tickets for a chance to pie a teacher or administrator for charity. More than $500 was raised for charity this year, which was the family of Lexi Rodriguez.

FBLA is the nation’s largest business career and technical student organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing community-minded business leaders. There are 72 Carson High students in this year's FBLA chapter. CHS teachers Cody Downing and Angila Golik are the advisers. The FBLA team is looking forward to their state competition in Reno this coming April.

The school started the week with “Motivational Monday” where they posted positive and encouraging messages around the school. “Tuesday Talks” allowed teachers to sign up to have FBLA students present on a variety of business-related topics such as interview tips, resume tips, public speaking and professional business dress. For “Heartfelt Wednesday” students spread gratitude by providing every student in the school the opportunity to write a thank you note for a faculty or staff member. “Think ahead Thursday” had FBLA members dress as the career they want in the future or in business professional attire. They finished the week with “Fundraising Friday.”

Future Business Leaders of America, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)3 education association with active middle school, high school and college chapters worldwide. Its mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. The association is headquartered in Reston, Va., just outside Washington, DC. For more information, visit


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