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OAHS FBLA sends 28 members to State Leadership Conference

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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 3 to 5 at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center are, front from left, Maggie Walsh, Gabrielle Murphy, Sarah Wilkinson, Zibby Harvey, Sarah Robinson, Meghan Pitney and Grace Tipton; second row from left, Matt Sumner, Noah Sperratore, Matt Krivansky, Ryan Hannum, Brendan Chew, Cole Hartert and George Tzanakis; third row from left, Sarah Johnson, Emily Sniechoski, Madison Chambers, Emily Quesenberry, Maddie Williams, Maddie Hamilton and Kaylee Madden; fourth row from left, Liz Estes, Ashley Dively, Rachel Hannum, Colin Lilly, Mikael Axelsson, Brandon Perdue and Jacob Hewes.

Twenty-eight 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 3 to 5 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 the Oxford chapter hosted over 600 members from 14 area high schools who competed in online events as well as live presentations.

Oxford students advancing to the state level are seniors Zibby Harvey, first place, Client Service; Gabrielle Murphy, first place, Job Interview; George Tzanakis, first place, Spreadsheet Applications; and Maggie Walsh, first place, Future Business Leader; and the team of seniors Ryan Hannum, Brendan Chew and Cole Hartert, first place, Network Design.

Also advancing to the state level are senior Mikael Axelsson, second place, Word Processing; the team of senior Maddie Hamilton and juniors Noah Sperratore, Emily Sniechoski, Matthew Sumner and Maddie Williams, second place, Parliamentary Procedures; junior Kaylee Madden, second place, Journalism; senior Matt Krivansky, third place, Business Calculations; senior Andrew Stefanosky, third place, Word Processing; junior Sarah Wilkinson, third place, Organizational Leadership; sophomore Ashley Dively, third place, Cyber Security; sophomore Jacob Hewes, fourth place, Intro to Financial Math; freshman Madison Chambers, fourth place, FBLA Principals & Procedures; junior Brandon Perdue, fifth place, Business Calculatons; sophomore Colin Lilly, fifth place, Intro to Business; and freshman Liz Estes, fifth place, Intro to Parliamentary Procedures.

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 Rachel Hannum, Emily Quesenberry and Sarah Johnson, Social Media; and the team of juniors Grace Tipton, Sarah Robinson and Meghan Pitney, Community Service. Zibby Harvey and Sarah Wilkinson also placed in the top 10 for American Enterprise Project.

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 Kimberly Webber at