FBLA Members Travel to New York City


juniors Bridget Schulte, Becca Tierney, Elaina Blondin, and Teresa Toarmina pose during the FBLA trip to New York.


The concrete jungle. The big apple. New York City. With a population of over 8.5 million people, Howell students have become little fish in a huge pond.

Every year in the spring, FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) offers  the opportunity for a select few students to attend a trip to New York City. The field trip aims to show students a new perspective on business around the world. After departing Sunday, Feb. 28, students arrived in NYC and will remain there for a total of four days until returning back to St. Louis, March 2.

“New York is exactly like I had pictured,” junior Becca Tierney said. “Everything here has been so cool to see.”

Some of the key attractions seen included the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Wall Street, and others. Students also had the opportunity to tour the stage of the Today show and the 9/11 memorial.

“We chose to actually go into the 9/11 museum and it was really special to see something dedicated to such a tragic time in our country’s history,” Tierney added.

The club’s sponsor, Sandi Sewing, attended the trip as well.

“Mrs. Sewing is so cool because she takes students on this trip and it’s such a  cool experience,” Tierney said.

Because the school partnered with Central for the trip, over 80 students are in attendance causing a need for some parents to chaperone such a large group.