FBLA Members Capture Multiple State Awards, Earn Spots in National Competition in Orlando

on April 13, 2024

group shot of FBLA 2024 state conference award winners

Student members of the SSCS Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter showcased their excellence at the FBLA State Leadership Conference, held in Rochester, April 9-12. The conference hosted more than 800 students, all vying for the top spots in various events. And SSCS FBLA students didn’t just participate; they outperformed their competitors to earn multiple awards.

The impressive performances of these young business leaders landed them spots in the upcoming FBLA National Leadership Conference/Competition to be held in Orlando, Florida from June 29 to July 3. This recognition is a testament to their hard work, dedication, and perseverance.

Attending the state conference were SSCS chapter members Kirsten Kennedy, Jayna Manko, George Nelson, Peyton Fassett, Yasmin Issa, Ava Jump, Joey Nedelsky, Griffin Pizza, Tyler Lyon, Clayton Van Patten and Devin Tissiere. They were accompanied by FBLA Advisor Barbara Handy and chaperone Cyle Conley.

SSCS members advancing to the finals round in their respective performance competitions were:

  • George Nelson and Devin Tissiere in Public Service Announcement
  • Tyler Lyon and Clayton Van Patten in Intro to Social Media Strategies
  • Joey Nedelsky in Intro to Decision Making
  • Ava Jump and Griffin Pizza in Intro to Business Presentations
  • Yasmin Issa in Intro to Public Speaking
  • Peyton Fassett in Help Desk and Creed Speaking
  • Tyler Lyon in Digital Video Production
  • Kirsten Kennedy in Future Business Educator and Business Law
  • George Nelson in Accounting II
  • Ava Jump in Intro to Word Processing
  • Griffin Pizza in Spreadsheet Applications
  • Jayna Manko in Business Law, Word Processing and Organizational Leadership

Eligible to attend the national conference this summer are Jayna Manko, Kirsten Kennedy, Peyton Fassett, Ava Jump, Yasmin Issa, Tyler Lyon and Griffin Pizza.

Jump and Issa elected to FBLA state officer positions

FBLA officers photo

Yasmin Issa (left) FBLA District 4 State Secretary and Ava Jump, FBLA District 4 Vice President

In addition to these competitive awards, Ava Jump was elected as the FBLA District 4 Vice President and Yasmin Issa was elected as the FBLA State Secretary. Ava and Yasmin went through a rigorous process and campaign to achieve these leadership positions.

“Sharon Springs FBLA members were outstanding in all aspects of this leadership conference,” Handy said.

The success of these students would not have been possible without the guidance and support of their advisors and parents. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to all the winners and best wishes for their upcoming competition in Orlando. The ongoing spring plant sale fundraiser will help them earn money for the trip:

Spring plant sale flier

FBLA helps high school students prepare for careers in business through academic competitions, leadership development, and educational programs. New York State has a 170 FBLA chapters with student membership at 5,600.

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