Top banner
Like us On Facebook
Wednesday April 18, 2018 at 12:42pm Age: 276 days
Category: High School, District


Congratulations to Minisink Valley members of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) who participated in the State Leadership Conference in late March. FBLA State Leadership Conferences feature competitive events and elections that test students’ business knowledge and skills.

The following eight MVHS students are advancing to the National Leadership Conference in June, after outstanding performances on a range of business fields and topics: 

  • Naomi Hernandez: 5th place in "Introduction to Information Technology" and 2nd place in "Network Design"
  • Juliet Jacobson: 4th place in "Client Service"
  • Dillon Alvarez: 3rd place in "Advertising"
  • Ben Gelardi and Connor Michael- 3rd place in "Business Ethics"
  • Ben DiTrocchio, Patrick Lynn, and William Schiele: 2nd place in "Emerging Business Issues"

The students’ experience...

“As a sophomore in FBLA who was previously not very involved, the State Leadership Conference opened my eyes to the many opportunities the group has to offer. It has allowed me to learn more about myself, and to make many new friends along the way.” — Dillon Alvarez

"I had an amazing time at the State Leadership Conference! I am proud of all of our hard work and am excited to go to nationals." — William Schiele

"As always, the SLC is an enriching experience, and I really look forward to going again next year!" — Ben DiTrocchio

“FBLA is important to me because it has given me qualities no other club could offer. I have become a better speaker, learned to make better eye contact, and it has introduced me to countless new people. The connections I have made with FBLA are incredible.” — Benjamin Gelardi

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.