LHS Students Win Top Awards at NYS Competition

High School Students Take Home Top Awards at NYS Leadership Competition
Posted on 04/16/2019
Fifteen members of the High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competed at the New York State Leadership Conference placing in the top five of their respective competitions.From April 10 through 12, fifteen members of the High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competed at the New York State Leadership Conference held in Binghamton, NY, and placed in the top five of their respective competitions.   

Under the leadership of FBLA Advisor Jessica Gartland and CTE Department Chairperson Jill Rumfola, students demonstrated their dedication and motivation in competitions ranging from Accounting to Word Processing.  In total, the students won eleven awards.

“We are so proud of each FBLA member that participated in the conference,” said advisor Jessica Gartland.  “In addition to winning numerous awards, our students’ exemplified professionalism and pride.” 

FBLA Awards

First Place: Christopher Siebor and Rheise Turner, Network Design Team Event.

Second Place: Christopher Siebor, Networking Concepts; Danielle Tappen, Word Processing; Kyle Ress-Liere, Business Law; and Meagan Reynoso and Susan Yeung, Social Media Campaign Team Event.

Third Place: Adriel Williams, Securities and Investments; and Susan Yeung, Sales Presentation.

Fourth Place: Danielle Tappen, Healthcare Administration; Dora Philips, Management Decision Making; Meagan Reynoso, Public Speaking; and Aiysha Swindler, Parliamentary Procedure.

Fifth Place: Emily Dang and Thomas Hanley, Hospitality Management Team Event.

Students also received the Executive Committee Super Ribbon Plaque for completing three Executive Committee Challenges: Pitching Profit, Media Madness and Showcasing Success before the start of the conference. 

Additionally, the students received more than 15 different ribbons for completing FBLA's Program of Work, which is a written action plan consisting of goals, strategies and chapter activities. This year, the Program of Work focused on career development, community outreach, membership services, and executive committee challenges. 

The Chapter also received the Flex-BLA Trophy for completing the most social media and FBLA promotion challenges on Long Island.

FBLA is a student business organization that helps to prepare students for careers in business. Longwood High School’s FBLA Club has approximately 100 members who participate in numerous school and community events. 
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