FBLA’s Fall Field Trip: Fall Motivational Rally


Kimberly Velez

North Forsyth’s chapter of FBLA poses in the entrance of the Georgia National Fairgrounds.

On Oct. 15, nine North Forsyth FBLA members went to Georgia’s National Fairgrounds and Agricenter for eight hours of excitement at the Fall Motivational Rally.  At Fall Motivational Rally, Georgia FBLA state officers discuss plans for the year, a motivational speaker uplifts the crowd of nearly 7,000 FBLA members from the entire state of Georgia, and FBLA members ride the attractions and rides at the Georgia National Fair. 


To open up the event, Georgia FBLA officers congratulated Georgia National Leadership Conference (NLC) competitors and introduced the regional FBLA officers.  Georgia FBLA’s parliamentarian, reporter, secretary and vice president also went over several opportunities for FBLA members: the Business Achievement Awards (BAAs), Regional Leadership Conference, State Leadership Conference and much more. 


Shinjini Das spoke as a guest speaker for the FBLA Fall Motivational Rally. Das certainly has an interesting route to success in business. After graduating from Georgia Tech with a degree in industrial engineering, she created her own business–The Das Media Group–at the age of 24.  She has been interviewed by ABC, CBS, FOX, Sirius XM, and Forbes for her accomplishments. North Forsyth FBLA members listened to her motivational speech about being a “go getter” by having confidence, practicing networking, having accountability, keeping in touch with your friends and family, and stopping comparison with other people.


After the motivational speech, North Forsyth FBLA members went on rides and attractions across the fair.  Sophomore Cailee Jackson, the secretary of North Forsyth’s FBLA chapter, also competed in the open testing events in the fields of Intro to Business Communication and Advertising/ Journalism with Sophomore Cassidee Jackson. Junior Stephanie McCullen, the historian of FBLA, says that she “really liked the funnel cake” and “the zero gravity ride that spins you around over and over again.” 


Junior Sarah Parker, the president of North Forsyth’s FBLA chapter, says that “the best part [of the Fall Motivational Rally] was getting to know the other FBLA members better while having some fun at the same time.” Parker also feels that the president induction ceremony at the Fall Motivational Rally “made the commitment that [she] made to help and serve the club feel extremely real.” Finally, Sophomore Cailee Jackson thought that “the fair was a great experience, because it acted as a fun kickoff to the new 2019-2020 FBLA year.”