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Chapter learns to adjust to changing circumstances amid COVID-19 pandemic

Like last year, this year's state Future Business Leaders of America conference took place online. Even through all the ups and downs of the year, Molalla's students still managed to succeed in the competition.

"I am extremely proud of those who continued with FBLA this year amongst this pandemic," Adviser Corri Ellis said. "The core group stayed steadfast, worked hard and still competed."

The results of the state competition are as follows.

-2nd place Management Decision Making – Taylor Gates

-6th place Personal Finance – Edgar Eufragio Morales

-6th place Public Service Announcement – Edgar Eufragio Morales and Evelyn Eufragio Morales

Aside from learning to compete online, the club members had to adjust in other ways too.

"Our chapter had to think outside the box to find ways to bond, fundraise and have fun," Ellis said.

COURTESY PHOTO: MOLALLA FBLA - Molalla FBLA and Key Club members pose for a photo after a clean-up day in September.

Leaders ended last year by bringing a meal to each FBLA members' homes, and they began this year by putting together a give-back day to help clean up after the September wildfires. The chapter met at Bauman's Farm and Garden to find their way through the corn maze, they sold Krispy Kreme donuts to raise funds for Share the Love and changed their school store to an online store.

The store, the Trading Post, features Molalla High School apparel and other goods. It can be found online at molallafbla.wixsite.com/tradingpost.

After all that, Ellis said the group is preparing to bring the chapter back to full force in the 2021-22 school year.

"I could not be prouder of this group and their tenacity," Ellis said. "They definitely learned what it is like to be a business that had to quickly adjust their normal."


Kristen Wohlers
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