Minisink’s FBLA members stand out at state leadership conference, four advance to national

CONGRATULATIONS to all 18 members of Minisink Valley’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) who earned their participation in the 55th annual NYS FBLA Leadership Conference, April 10-12, in Binghamton.

Joining over 600 fellow members from across the state, they engaged in exciting workshops with dynamic speakers and tested their business knowledge and leadership skills in several of 70, fiercely competitive events.

Minisink’s representation put on an excellent showing with standout performances from the following students:

group photo of FBLA conference winners holding their awards

Naomi Hernandez: 3rd place in Coding and Programming; 4th place in Organizational Leadership
Ben DiTrocchio, Ben Gerlardi, and Patrick Lynn: 4th place in Emerging Business Issues
Caitlin McGuire: 5th place in Client Services

All third and fourth-place contenders advance to the 2019 FBLA National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, TX, in late June.

The students’ experience…

“I met and got closer to so many amazing people through this trip. If it wasn’t for the trip, I wouldn’t have made so many new friends.” — Jada Vail, Sophomore

“Attending the SLC was an amazing opportunity to see where my skills lie. Getting to compete against the other students gave me a real glimpse into both the business and technology world and left me with an experience I will never forget. I learned to push myself and have more confidence in my abilities as a future business leader.” — Naomi Hernandez, Junior

“The State Leadership Conference is always a great deal of fun. Being able to meet new people, network and compete in business-oriented events with my classmates has opened amazing opportunities regarding my career interests in the future. Awesome experience, awesome people.” — Patrick Lynn, Senior

About FBLA…

Founded in 1942, Future Business Leaders of America is the largest career, student organization in the world. Its mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.

Minisink’s FBLA advisor is business teacher, Seth Johnson.