Wahama FBLA helps those in need


Mindy Kearns - Special to the Register



Wahama FBLA members recently held a food drive to assist with the backpack program, which feeds nearly 40 elementary students each weekend. Pictured, front row, from left, Kaleigh Stewart, Lexi Roush, Olivia Hill, Shelby Gerlach, Ashley Adams, and Heidi Wood, advisor. Back row, Nathan Redman, Isaiah Pauley, Tilar Darst, Rebecca Gerlach and Krista Clay.


MASON — Members of the Wahama High School Future Business Leaders of America recently took measures to ensure younger Bend Area students do not go hungry on the weekends.

The FBLA students held a food drive to help with the backpack program, sponsored by the Mason United Methodist Church. Each week, women of the church fill nearly 40 bags of food for needy New Haven Elementary students who might otherwise go hungry when school is not in session.

Cans of soup and pasta, granola bars, peanut butter, pudding cups and more were delivered to the church by the FBLA members. Open to the entire student body, for every five food items donated, Wahama students received an hour of community service.

The FBLA members also recently went to the state competition, where seven members placed and qualified to compete in the nationals in June in Atlanta, Ga.

Qualifying for nationals, and the places they won at state, are Ashley Adams, third place, Social Media Campaign; Krista Clay, third place, Social Media Campaign; Rebecca Gerlach, second place, Public Speaking; Shelby Gerlach, third place, Social Media Campaign; Isaiah Pauley, third place, Impromptu Speaking; Lexi Roush, second place, Entrepreneurship; and Kaleigh Stewart, second place, Entrepreneurship.

The group was accompanied by their advisor, Heidi Wood.

Wahama FBLA members recently held a food drive to assist with the backpack program, which feeds nearly 40 elementary students each weekend. Pictured, front row, from left, Kaleigh Stewart, Lexi Roush, Olivia Hill, Shelby Gerlach, Ashley Adams, and Heidi Wood, advisor. Back row, Nathan Redman, Isaiah Pauley, Tilar Darst, Rebecca Gerlach and Krista Clay.
http://mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_5.18-PPR-FBLA.jpgWahama FBLA members recently held a food drive to assist with the backpack program, which feeds nearly 40 elementary students each weekend. Pictured, front row, from left, Kaleigh Stewart, Lexi Roush, Olivia Hill, Shelby Gerlach, Ashley Adams, and Heidi Wood, advisor. Back row, Nathan Redman, Isaiah Pauley, Tilar Darst, Rebecca Gerlach and Krista Clay.

Mindy Kearns

Special to the Register

Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing who lives in Mason County.

Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing who lives in Mason County.

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