About a week before the breakfast is held, each business that has sponsored a fundraiser in any way is contacted over the phone by multiple FBLA members An estimated count that plan to attend is then tallied up to determine approximately how many representatives will be coming to the breakfast.
On the day of the breakfast, Mrs. Strickland, the FBLA advisor, wakes up super early to begin preparing for the breakfast.
“I felt bad for Mrs. Strickland because she had to wake up so early!” Emily Lewis continued,“I don’t think I could’ve done it!”
This year, the breakfast was catered by Panera Bread Company. Fruit, bagels, scones, oatmeal, egg and sausage casseroles, orange juice, milk, water, and coffee were served to the sponsors.
“We mingle for a little bit and then myself and the officers, Katie Peirick and Beth Schenck, gave a brief presentation on American Enterprise Day: what it is, why we do it, and what the FBLA chapter has accomplished so far this year,” Mrs. Strickland explained. “The breakfast was held in the FACS room. Thanks to Mrs. Miller for the accommodations!”
Those who worked the breakfast included Julie Moeckli, Kashaf Iqbal, Katie Peirick, Sarah McKernan, Beth Schenck, Cameron Pritchett, Michael McKernan, Justin Shockley, Megan Shockley, Brooklyn Covington, Zach Boehmer, Lindsey Nixon, Kayla Watson, and Emily Lewis.
“It was really nice. I don’t have anything to compare it to, but I thought it went really well,” explained Emily Lewis. “I loved being the one decorating!”
American Enterprise day gives the students at NHHS a chance to show the sponsors their appreciation for helping out the school.
-by Karissa Durbin