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     The Wallkill Valley Regional High School district was legally formed in November of 1972. The high school itself did not open its doors, however, until September of 1982. It houses students from the sending districts of Franklin Borough, Hardyston Township, Hamburg Borough, and Ogdensburg Borough. The district is located in the eastern sector of Sussex County, New Jersey, and is approximately 40 miles northwest of New York City. The combined population of the four districts is approximately 17,000 people. It is a rural area with many working farms; Sussex County is the home to Skylands Ball Park, Shering Plough, the New Jersey State Fair, and Selective Insurance.

     The school is a comprehensive high school containing grades 9 through 12. The program of studies features a wide range of courses taught on six levels of instruction. These levels include Honors, Advanced Placement, Academic, General, Basic, and Resource Center. The curriculum of Wallkill Valley is designed to meet the needs of 900 students. The Ranger student population is currently around 697 students, making the student to teacher ratio 11/1.



When and Where the Chapter Was Organized

     Under the guidance of business teacher, Mrs. Carol Jurkouich, Wallkill Valley was awarded a charter to become a chapter under the Laws of Incorporation for the non-profit organization of FBLA-PBL, Inc., on December 11, 1985. A visit to Parsippany High School's chapter of FBLA sparked Mrs. Jurkouich's interest in the organization. The first executive board was formed, and the chapter had 18 members by the end of the year. The FBLA membership currently represents 19.2 percent of the student body. Although Mrs. Jurkouich retired from teaching in June 2007, she continues to serve as the Wallkill Valley FBLA chapter adviser.

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