Marian Catholic High School’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) recently competed in the 2022 FBLA Regional Leadership Conference. Twenty-five of 48 members competed. Members selected from various events that required taking an objective test at the school a week before the actual event or performing in front of judges the day of conference. All members were invited to attend regardless of whether they competed or not and twenty-four members traveled to Susquehanna University on December 19th. To start the day, Susquehanna University leaders, including Basil Holobetz and Dr. Matthew Rousu, welcomed our regional schools. Mr. Tim Murray was this year’s keynote speaker and passed along “CEO Words of Wisdom.” The rest of the morning was filled with a choice of three workshops. The first, “Fundamentals of BlockChain and Cryptocurrency, was led by Mr. Robert Nickey. Secondly, Mr. James Tierny led “An Economist Opens an Improv Theatre,” which discussed how improv skills help with business management and entrepreneurship. Thirdly, Mr. Drew Kruger gave valuable advice in his session “Setting Up Your LinkedIn Profile.”
Members competing this year, their events, and places (if applicable) are: Gabrielle Dagostin, Accounting 1; Mikayla Tom, Julia Meiss, Advertising; Addison Pan, Business Calculations, 2nd Place; Abigail Kluck, Aliya Tikhtova, Business Communications; Megan Reaman, Morgan Kelly, Ethan Risteter, Health Care Administration; Jenna Goff, Megan Paisley, Hospitality & Event Management; Fatikha Tikhtova, Human Resource Management; Madison Biros, Introduction to FBLA, 3rd Place; Lawrence Ader III, Devan Lin, Introduction to Financial Math; Angela Pan, Organizational Leadership, 1st place; Angelo Greek, Political Science, 3rd Place; Hunter Gallagher, Broadcast Journalism, 2nd place; the team of Emily Eroh and Lachlan Segedy, Graphic Design, 1st place; Joseph Walko, Impromptu Speaking; Ryan Berube, Impromptu Speaking, 2nd place, the team of Elizabeth Burkit and Jarielys Nunez, Introduction to Business Presentation; and Mia Rinaldi, Sales Presentation, 2nd place.
All place winners mentioned above are now eligible to attend the PA FBLA State Conference in Hershey, PA, April 17-19, 2023.
In attendance were, row 1 (from left to right): Mackenna Jacobs, Julia Meiss, Addison Pan, Paige Sanphy, Jaclyn Kokosky, Mia Rinaldi, Jarielys Nunez, Emily Eroh, Mikayla Tom, Angela Pan, and Lachlan Segedy.
Left (from bottom to top): Joseph Walko, Hunter Gallagher, and Lawrence Ader III.
Right (from bottom to top): Delaney Erickson, Elizabeth Burkit, Madison Biros, Devan Lin, James Gomez, Isaac Careyva, Ryan Berube, Eli Careyva, Adam Kosteckey, and Angelo Greek.