Future Business Leaders of America club returns to Trinity


Angela Pinkerton

Members of the Future Business Leaders of America pose for a club picture for the yearbook.

The Future Business Leaders of America club has commenced and is starting off strong. This marks the restart of the club after 24 years, which originally started in 1989 and stopped in 1994. Mrs. Husk and Mrs. Migyanko are running the club, and it currently has about 30 members. Junior Austin Beels is the President and Sophomore Emma Morgan is the Vice President of the club.  

According to Husk, the club is still in the starting phase, but it is a “great opportunity for students to meet other students and learn valuable skills to last a lifetime.”

The club focuses on enriching all skills a professional business person may need. The club’s motto is to “create, lead and inspire,” as well as striving “to develop the qualities necessary in becoming a responsible business leader.” To join the club, students need to have taken at least one business class. The club will be meeting once a month for the remainder of this school year.

Students from the club can compete at three different levels of competition as a team or individually, as well as in different categories. The competitions focus on skills learned in business classes such as public speaking, web design, calculations, and problem-solving. All of these skills can later be applied to business degrees or careers. Most recently, Emma Morgan, Austin Beels, Mackenzie Coyle, Dalton Forman, Brandon Stewart, and Nathan Fetcho competed at a regional competition held at California University. All six students placed at regionals, and Beels, Coyle, Stewart, and Morgan will be advancing to states. Beels and Morgan both competed in Accounting 2, placing 3rd and 5th, respectively. The Accounting 2 category is scored from an objective test. Coyle placed 1st in the job interview category, which is performance-based, and Stewart placed 2nd in networking concepts. This year’s state competition will occur April 8-10 in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The state competition will have over 1,000 student competitors in attendance.

Morgan says the club “looks good on resumes,” and provides “experience interacting with kids from other schools.” She also says the club has improved her marketing skills and provided insight to the benefits of a business major.

Beels says the club looks great for colleges, and that the club has improved his “communication skills and patience.” He also pointed out that many colleges give scholarships for success in the club and at competitions.

The club hopes to gain more members in the future and further students’ business education.