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FBLA Members Compete in Region 23 Leadership Conference

Row 1: Bella Lesante, Emily Eroh, Ashley Pleban, Lach Segedy, Julia Meiss, Olivia Erickson - all 2021-2022 Chapter Officers. Row 2: Mrs. Patton - Advisor, Jarielys Nunez, Alysha Nunez, Angela Pan, Delaney Erickson, Elizabeth Burket. Row 3: Joseph Walko, Lliam Sanphy, Hunter Gallagher, Angelo Greek, Addison Pan, Devan Lin.


Marian Catholic High School’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) recently competed in the 2021 FBLA Regional Leadership Conference. Twenty six of our fifty-seven members participated. Members choose from different events which require taking an objective test at our home school the week before the actual event or performing in front of judges in person. All members were invited to attend regardless of competition chosen and nineteen traveled to Susquehanna University on December 17th. The day began with all regional schools welcomed by the Susquehanna University’s leaders Basil Holobetz and Patrick McCabe and were followed by this year’s keynote speaker of the conference - Dr. Matt Rousu, Dean of Sigmund Weis School of Business and Professor of Economics at Susquehanna University. The topic was “Learning Economics and Business Using Music, Movies, and TV.” This was followed by two workshops. The first, led by Dr. Mike Ozlanski, Associate Professor of Accounting at Susquehanna University, “Cash: Never Leave Home Without It!” questioned if it is better to go without cash by only using credit cards. The second, led by Dr. Jadrian Wooten, Associate Teaching Professor of Economics at Penn State University, “Understanding Economics Through a Love of Sport” related sports to economics while teaching the principles of economics.

Members competing this year and their event and place (if applicable) are: Addison Pan, Business Law; Alex Cornmesser, Agribusiness; Alysha Nunez, International Business, 4th place; Angela Pan, Business Calculations, 1st place; Ashley Pleban, Political Science, 4th place; Carly Minchhoff, Introduction to Financial Math; Devan Lin, Introduction to Financial Math; Hannah McGinley, Advertising; team of Hunter Gallagher and Ryan Berube, International Business, 3rd place; Lauren Reaman, Political Science, 3rd place; Lizzie Snerr, Business Communication, 3rd place; Lliam Sanphy, Personal Finance; Megan Reaman, Introduction to Business Communication, 4th place; Mia Rinaldi, Introduction to Business Communication; Morgan Kelly, Introduction to Financial Math; Samantha Hibbler, Introduction to Business Communication; team of Angelo Greek and Lachlan Segedy, Graphic Design, 2nd place; Delaney Erickson, Introduction to Business Presentation, 2nd place; Elizabeth Burket, Introduction to Public Speaking; Jarielys Nunez, Introduction to Business Presentation; Joseph Walko, Sales Presentation; Julia Meiss, Introduction to Public Speaking; Maura Kelly, Impromptu Speaking, 2nd place; and Olivia Erickson, Public Speaking, 1st place. Bella Lesante and Emily Eroh have also entered a PA FBLA State Only Event, Public Service Announcement and are awaiting the results of that submission. All place winners mentioned above are now eligible to attend the PA FBLA State Conference in Hershey, PA, April 2022.

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