Eleven MMI Preparatory School students placed in the top 10 at the Pennsylvania Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competition and four students will advance to the national competition, which will be held June 28 to July 1 in Baltimore. 51 MMI students participated in the state competition.
Louis DeAngelo placed first in Computer Game Simulation, Eve Chava Kornblatt was fourth in Organizational Leadership, and Mahum Ahmed and Kelisa Hysenbegasi finished fourth in Business Ethics. All four will advance to the national competition this summer.
Coleman Smith (fifth place for Help Desk), Morgan Long (fifth for Securities & Investments), Julia Snyder (fifth for Job Interview), Jacqueline Snyder (seventh for Intro to Public Speaking), Kaitlyn Bellizia (eighth for Client Service), Darren Zheng (eighth for Coding and Programming), and Stephanie Zellner (10th for Advertising) also placed in the top 10 for MMI. MMI instructor Katherine Zucco is the advisor for the competition and Mrs. Lisa Marie Ferry served as a chaperone.
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) inspires and prepares students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences. The organization’s programs focus on leadership development, academic competitions, educational programs, membership benefits, community service, and awards and recognition.
The four-day national FBLA conference gathers the best and brightest students in the country to compete in leadership events, share their successes, and learn new ideas about shaping their career future through workshops and exhibits. Additionally, FBLA has created partnerships with industry leaders to underwrite competitive events and scholarships for students achieving national ranking.