Members of the Oxford Area High School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America qualifying to attend the Pennsylvania FBLA State Leadership Conference to be held from April 9 to 11 at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center are, front from left, Noah Sperratore, Matthew Sumner, Christopher Goodrich, Jacob Hewes, Noah Hewes, Colin Lilly and Bruce Trimmer; rear from left, Lizzie Estes, Kaylee Madden, Madi Chambers, Alexa Verderame, Meghan Pitney, Madeline Williams, Grace Tipton, Sarah Wilkinson and Emily Sniechoski.
Sixteen members of the Oxford Area High School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America will attend the Pennsylvania FBLA State Leadership Conference and Competition to be held from April 9 to 11 at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center. The students qualified for the conference after participating in several business-related categories at the FBLA Region 9 conference in December, when over 600 members from 14 area high schools competed in online events as well as live presentations.
Oxford students advancing to the state level based on their performances at the regional competition are senior Madeline Williams, first place, Future Business Leader; freshman Christopher Goodrich, first place, Introduction to Business; sophomores Lizzie Estes, second place, Introduction to FBLA; and Bruce Trimmer, second place, Introduction to Financial Math; seniors Matthew Sumner, third place, Journalism; Noah Sperratore, third place, Organizational Leadership; and Alexa Verderame, fourth place, Journalism; sophomore Madi Chambers, fifth place, Introduction to Business Procedures; and senior Kaylee Madden, seventh place, Business Communication. Lizzie Estes was also elected Region 9 co-secretary.
The following students will attend the Leadership Conference to compete in categories offered only at the state-level and not at the regional competition: the team of seniors Sarah Wilkinson and Emily Sniechoski, Community Service Project; the team of seniors Grace Tipton and Meghan Pitney, Social Media Campaign; and the team of juniors Jacob Hewes, Noah Hewes and Colin Lilly, American Enterprise Project.
Earning high marks at the regional level but not qualifying for the state conference were the team of seniors Madeline Markussen, Brandon Perdue and Sarah Wilkinson, second place, Marketing; junior Ashley Dively, third place, Job Interview; sophomore Justin Neskie, third place; Introduction to Financial Math; the team of sophomore Abby Cummiskey and senior Sarah Robinson, fourth place, Hospitality Management; the team of seniors Tara Bender, Jill Blessington and Logan Wolfe, fourth place, Management Decision Marketing; the team of senior Jake Giles and junior Brock Ruddy, fifth place, Sports and Entertainment Management; and freshman Nick Marker, fifth place, Introduction to FBLA.
To offset the cost of attendance at the State Leadership Conference, the FBLA will host an All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, March 10 at the Sawmill Grill in Downtown Oxford. Seatings will be at 8:30 and 9:30 a.m.
Breakfast is $12 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under. The buffet will include scrambled eggs, sausage gravy, biscuits, bacon, pancakes, orange juice, milk, coffee, and soda.
Any individual, business or organization interested in making a donation to the FBLA chapter to offset the cost of attending the state competition may contact adviser Kim Webber at firstname.lastname@example.org