FBLA: Up next, states
FBLA: Up next, states
Brit Milazzo
Sunday, January 27, 2019

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: Frist 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