Editorial: FBLA on the way
April 27, 2011
Two Moffat County High School seniors who have qualified for a Future Business Leaders of America national competition deserve kudos from the community for their academic achievement.
Like most communities, Craig and Moffat County sometimes recognizes and lauds student athletic achievements but — purposefully or not — overlooks those of a more scholarly nature.
That's not a criticism, mind you, rather an observation.
However, celebrating academic accomplishments is just as important as those that take place on the field, track or court, the Editorial Board believes, a contention most in the community probably agree with, even if it's not always put into practice.
For that reason, the Editorial Board would like to congratulate Moffat County High School students Ryan Neece and Zeb Strickland.
The seniors will represent the school's chapter of Future Business Leaders of America at the organization's national competition June 28 in Orlando, Fla.
It marks the first time MCHS has ever qualified students for nationals in FBLA.
The students are currently raising funds for their trip. However, the Moffat County School District has pledged to do its part, too.
The school district has paid their deposit, securing the students place at nationals. The school district will also cover the balance of whatever money the students need but couldn't get through fundraising.
The Editorial Board commends the school district for recognizing the significance of the FBLA accomplishment and for pledging to support it financially.
While sports are an important part of offering a well-rounded educational experience, so too are activities such as FBLA, speech and debate, drama, band, and the list goes on, the Editorial Board contends.
Often times, it's those extracurricular activities that provide an incentive for students to stay on top of their studies.
Our school district seems to recognize as much and is contributing with needed funds.
That Neece and Strickland achieved such a placement at a national competition is not only a credit to them, but also to the instructors at MCHS, the school district as a whole, and even the community at large.
Join us in congratulating the students for a job well done and wish them luck in Florida. We hope your hard work continues to pay off.