Jersey Shore FBLA members qualify for state conference

JERSEY SHORE – Jersey Shore FBLA was a top contender at the Region 7 Leadership Conference held Jan. 10 at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

A total of 86 Jersey Shore FBLA members competed against approximately 750 students from 17 schools across Region 7.

A total of 49 students from Jersey Shore qualified for the State Leadership Conference to be held on April 14 to 17 in Hershey. Jersey Shore’s FBLA placed first overall in the Outstanding Chapter Criteria.

During the state conference, the following students will compete with representatives from other Pennsylvania chapters for top honors in their respective events.

In order to qualify for states, students had to place in the top six places during the Region Conference:

First-place winners – Gabby Antonicelli, Impromptu Speaking; Ally Antonicelli, Business Law; Alexis Ashby, Word Processing I; Samantha Boerner, Health Care Administration; Cody Bradley, Networking Concepts; Megan Brookens, Help Desk; John Crossen, Network Design Team; Alex Eckard, Network Design Team; Kyle Ryan, Network Design Team; Leigh Ann Eisenhauer, Accounting II; Brennan Eiswerth, Business Calculations; Kyle Haltenhoff, Technology Concepts; Dylan Hamm, Business Ethics Team; Dillon Heller, Business Ethics Team; Chad Helminiak, Business Ethics Team; Sarah Yorks, Business Communications.

Second-place winners – Trent Andrews, Public Speaking II; Jennifer Christian, Personal Finance; Cameron Hart, Networking Concepts; Sophie Hatalsky, Client Service; Paige Hawk, Emerging Business Issues Team; Tyler Sanford, Emerging Business Issues Team; Emily Reich, Emerging Business Issues Team; Jacob Maneval, Business Math; Kirsten Schlorff, Word Processing I; Cortney Steinbacher, Accounting II; Victoria Barrows, Who’s Who in FBLA.

Third-place winners – Stephen Baier, Accounting II; Becca Barrows, FBLA Principles & Procedures; Keri Batschelet, Intro to Parliamentary Procedure; Jordan Collins, Business Communications; Calandre Crist, Business Law; Chelsea Hartzel, Hospitality Management; Brianna Marshall, Accounting I; Jordan Russell, Word Processing II; Lydia Yorks, Business Math; Hannah Munro, Intro to Technology Concepts.

Fourth-to-sixth-place winners – Victoria Barrows, Business Procedures, 4; Nate Ulmer, Economics, 4; Justin Norman, Sports Management, 4; Allison Schlorff, FBLA Principles & Procedures, 4; Bethany Morton, Intro to Business Communications, 5; Mackenzie Stocum, Hospitality Management, 5; Nevina Trunzo, Intro to Business, 5; Kyle Eckenstine, Health Care Administration, 6; Alec Ream, Business Law, 6; Jonathan Weaver, Networking Concepts, 6; Hanna Norman, Intro to Business, 6.

In addition to the local FBLA Region Conference, several student teams competed on the state and national level of various competitive events.

The team of Logan Beaver and Dan Wrench were notified that they placed in the top 10 of the state in the Digital Design and Promotion event. They will present their design for a business and persuade the judges to select their design to promote their business. Several other students competed in the FBLA Virtual Business Challenge (VBC) and had a chance to qualify for states and nationals.

The Jersey Shore VBC team of Victoria Barrows, Tyler Sanford and Alex Eckard placed first in the state and second in the nation in the Virtual Business Challenge-Management category. Their team will be honored at the FBLA State Leadership Conference and will advance to the National FBLA Conference in Anaheim, Calif., in June.

At the State Leadership Conference Awards Ceremony, the American Trauma Society-Pennsylvania Division, the recipient of this year’s state project, will be given a monetary contribution to be used toward the organization’s programs in Pennsylvania.

Jersey Shore FBLA raised $114 for the American Trauma Society during the school year.