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Reading is Fundamental By: Emily Case As the new FBLA year continues, many chapters are beginning to set new goals and plan to achieve even more than before. With New York State FBLA’s charity being Reading is Fundamental, Canastota FBLA has BIG plans to contribute. The goal of this organization is to provide the tools needed to improve child literacy around the country by giving children the opportunity to read more. Our chapter plans on holding a book donation at our school to raise awareness and volunteer by reading to elementary students. Other ways that chapters can help include also holding a book donation, raising money for donation, or purchasing through AmazonSmile instead of regular Amazon! It’s the same prices, same service, but still supporting RIF! To learn more about Reading is Fundamental, visit

Blood Drive

September 13, 2018
Canastota High School
Coordinated by Canastota National Honor Society

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Canastota High School FBLA Members Attend National Leadership Conference in Baltimore, MD

July, 2018
More than 13,000 of America’s best and brightest youth traveled to Baltimore, MD as they showcased their talents as future business leaders and vied for the opportunity to win over $200,000 in cash awards.

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL), the largest and oldest student business organization, held its National Leadership Conference in Baltimore from June 29–July 2. Participants from across the United States and three countries were in attendance for this exciting conference to sharpen their core business skills, expand their networks, and participate in more than 65 business and business-related competitive events.

Three Canastota High School members, Emily Case, Carly Cashel, and Lucas Barnello, attended the conference with their advisor, Mrs. Elizabeth Garofalo.     

While at the conference, the Canastota members participated in competitive events, attended workshops, and served as state voting delegates in charge of electing the new national officer team.  Members attended and completed a two-day leadership training, Institute for Leaders. Emily Case represented the state in the Local Chapter Annual Business Report event as well as the Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure event.   In order to qualify to compete at the national level, members had to first finish as a top qualifier at the State Leadership Conference held in April.

During the trip, members were able to visit the National Aquarium, Washington, DC, the Smithsonian Museums, as well as attend the Orioles vs LA Angels baseball game at Camden Yards.

Canastota FBLA would like to thank our generous donors for their help in achieving this goal:

Canastota Central School District  
Lorraine Bruno Arsenault – Bruno Properties
Canastota Chamber of Commerce
Dr. James Colocotronis
Cerio Law Office
New York State Bus Sales
Securities and Investment Advisors