Students who are a part of FBLA – Future Business Leaders of America – did so well in December at the Regional Leadership Conference at Elk County Catholic High School that many are headed in April to the State Leadership Conference in Hershey to compete against other students from across the commonwealth. Teacher and FBLA adviser Carri Donmoyer said the event includes about 5,000 people.
Those who then place at states are eligible to compete at the national level, which is this year held in San Antonio, Texas. Last year, student Luke Wilson was the lone BEA representative to compete at nationals held in Baltimore.
FBLA is a high school organization that helps students prepare for careers in business through academic competitions. It also helps enhance students’ skills in leadership and professionalism.
Place winners
-Mia Simoncek: Fourth place in Intro to FBLA
-Madison Surovec: Fourth place in Journalism
-Amayah Fogleman: Fourth place in Personal Finance
-Drew Bucha: Fifth place in Accounting I
-Elyssa Greene: Fifth place in Business Law
-Garrett Giedroc, Shane Eveleth and Colin Boone : Fifth place in Sports and Entertainment Management
State qualifiers
-Cameron Cody: First place in Agribusiness
-Kaleb Matis: First place in Business Law
-Emily Shiels: First place in Journalism
-Autumn Bickhart: First place in Intro to Business Communication
-Olivia Pytel, Joe Lange and Nick McClellan: First place in Broadcast Journalism
-Chelsea Butterworth: Second place in Personal Finance
-Zach Markle: Second place in Intro to Public Speaking
-Skylar Shultz: Second place in Job Interview
-Meghan Ishler: Second place in Intro to Business Communication
-Sarah Holler: Second place in Intro to Business Procedures
-Georgia Cingle: Second place in Intro to Financial Math
-Ben Yetsko: Second place in Economics
-Mattea Simoncek: Second place in Business Communication
-Ashton Robinson: Second place in Insurance and Risk Management
-Ashley Nyman: Third place in Accounting I
-Lexi Skripek: Third place in Intro to Business Procedures
-Grace Wagner: Third place in Intro to Financial Math
-Peter Van Cise: Third place in Political Science
-Asher Burkett: Third place in Sports and Entertainment Management