New state officers in Future Business Leaders of America will be elected at the state convention in April, and Kate Basore of Centre is running to be the organization’s state editor.
The state editor compiles the Kansas Exchange, a newsletter that is released four times a year. The editor also keeps the state website, kansasfbla.com, updated with news from local chapters, the president, or state chairman.
Basore was authorized by the Centre board of education to spend up to $800 in district funds to promote her campaign. She has one competitor.
Most of her campaign activities will happen during the state conference in Topeka in April.
“It’s four months of work for two days of campaigning,” she said.
She has sent letters to other FBLA chapters explaining that training in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel would qualify her to fulfill her duties. She also noted her experience in managing and maintaining a state level website.
Her campaign will have a Tony the Tiger theme, including the slogan, “Vote for Kate, she’s grrreat!” She will hand out self-made brochures and small boxes of Frosted Flakes to members who visit her convention booth.
She created a skit that will be presented before a crowd of at least 3,000 members with the help of Centre FBLA members Cole Srajer, Max Svoboda, Abigail Svoboda, Grace Peterson, and Meghan David. It will feature Frosted Flakes and a basketball dunk.
“After joining FBLA my freshman year, I quickly fell in love with the organization, and I would like nothing more than to help make FBLA the best that I can,” she said, explaining why she is seeking a state office. “It would be a challenge.”