Congratulations to Southern Columbia Area’s FBLA Chapter which enjoyed a success-filled day at the Region 7 Competition, sending a record number of students on to State competition. Thirty-six, Southern Columbia students will represent the District and Region 7 at the State Competition to be held in Hershey April 8-10, 2019. The previous record of qualifiers was 30 students set in 2016. FBLA's Region 07 encompasses schools from Columbia, Lycoming, Potter, Sullivan, and Tioga Counties. SCA FBLA Chapter co-advisors Mrs. Lori Shively and  Mrs. Lauren Day commended all participating students and thanked the staff for their support of their Chapter and the District’s students in general. “As a first-time attendee and co-advisor, it was inspiring to see the sense of accomplishment on the faces of these young adults,” added Mrs. Day. “Having had 3 sons as state qualifiers, I have experienced first-hand the benefits of being involved in FBLA and the life experiences it provides for their future career paths.” FBLA helps high school students prepare for careers in business through academic competitions, leadership development, and educational programs. At this year’s Regional Conference, students attended workshops on personal finance, starting a business, and time management.The following students have qualified for the PA FBLA State Competition:
First Place
Chloe Wegrzynowicz- Public Speaking
Jared Broscious- Accounting 1
Caden McBride- Introduction to Information Technology 
Brionna Gallagher- Introduction to Business 
Josh Swenson- Introduction to Business Procedures
Kayla Gallagher- Healthcare Administration
Sophia Koschoff-Rapkin- Organizational Leadership
Sarah Rodriguez- Help Desk
Second Place
Brock Dunkelberger- Computer Problem Solving
Kelly Irons- Introduction to Business Procedure
Sienna Sosnoski- Introduction to FBLA
Grace Bzdak and Hailey Ciocco- Global Business
Gabby Kaminski- Personal Finance
Alyse Daku- Impromptu Speaking
Third Place
Tiffany Dunkelberger- Help Desk
Aaron Koschoff-Rapkin- Political Science
Erin Biddiscombe -Advertising
Cara Cecco and Nicole Kerstetter- Global Business
Mike Adamski and Colt Bernhard- Banking & Financial Systems
Fourth Place
Emma Steely- Political Science
Hannah Hopper- Introduction to FBLA
Cameryn Sock- Advertising
Meredith Fahringer- Agribusiness
Calista Noll- Cybersecurity
Susan Gembic- Insurance and Risk Management
Fifth Place
Madison Reidinger- Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure 
Erik Shufeldt- Business Communication
Austin Leiby- Computer Problem Solving
Allie Willhouse- Journalism
Sixth Place
Alex Morrison- Introduction to Information Technology 
Allyson Kranze-l Business Law
Mike Miner- Accounting 1
Abby Henrichs- Help Desk
Congratulations to the 2018-2019 PA FBLA qualifiers! 

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