Friday, April 30, 2021

Marian Catholic High School FBLA Members Compete in Virtual State Leadership Conference

Marian Catholic High School’s Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competed in the 2021 Pennsylvania State Leadership Virtual Conference. Marian Catholic had 13 students qualify for the SLC as a result of the Region 23 Conference held in December. 

FBLA Conferences include a variety of different competitive events which include objective tests, creating pre-recorded videos, and/or live interviews.

Members who competed in this year’s conference were: (ABOVE)

Row 1: Christina Walko, Senior, Health Care Administration, Vincent Pan, Senior, Economics, Olivia Erickson, Junior, Sales Presentation, and Maxwell Schwabe, Senior, Future Business Leader.

Row 2: Angela Pan, Sophomore, Introduction to Financial Math and Eliza Bauder Sophomore, Introduction to Business Presentation.

Row 3: Emily Eroh, Sophomore, Business Ethics, Lachlan Segedy, Freshman, Graphic Design, Ashley Pleban, Sophomore, Business Ethics, Lauren Reaman, Junior, Networking Infrastructure, Angelo Greek, Freshman, Introduction to Business Procedures, Isabella Lesante, Junior, Advertising, and Ryan Berube, Sophomore, Introduction to Public Speaking.

A presentation held at Marian Catholic recognized our various award winners who were also recognized during the virtual SLC held on Monday, April 12, 2021. During the conference, future business leaders were given the opportunity to participate in livestream workshops with prizes, such as gift cards and electronics. Marian Catholic Junior Lauren Reaman won Chick-Fil-A and Amazon gift cards during one of the livestreams she participated in.

Conference attendees were also invited to participate in open competitive events. Vincent Pan placed 3rd in the open competitive event of Macroeconomics. Additionally, FBLA members were asked to log their service hours from a calendar year in the Big 33 system. The following students received recognition for such are: Maxwell Schwabe, senior, 46.5 hours, Olivia Erickson, junior, 34 hours, Will Nyer, senior, 20 their community service hours: Megan Reaman, freshman, 11 hours, and Isabella Lesante, junior, 8 hours.

Our award winners for Top 10 were: Olivia Erickson who placed 10th in Sales Presentation for a presentation made to sell Yeti products. In addition, for the first time in Marian Catholic’s FBLA history, two members placed 1st in their respective events and qualified for the National Leadership Conference! Christina Walko placed first in an objective test event of Health Care Administration. Maxwell Schwabe placed first in Future Business Leader, an event requiring a resume, cover letter, objective test, and a live interview. Both Maxwell and Christina will attend the Virtual National Conference in June.

Maxwell also applied for and was awarded 2nd place in “Who’s Who in Pennsylvania FBLA” which resulted in a William Selden Scholarship fund to be used during his first semester of college next fall. Members are advised by Mrs. Patricia Patton, Business Education teacher and Marybeth Hayden, local business owner and parent of Maxwell Schwabe. Congratulations to all the participants of this year's State Leadership Conference!

Seated left to right: Vincent Pan, Senior, Open Competitive Event Macroeconomics, Christina Walko, Senior, Health Care Administration, Olivia Erickson, Junior, Sales Presentation, Maxwell Schwabe, Senior, Future Business Leader

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