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OAHS FBLA members to attend State Conference

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Pictured from left are Oxford Area Board of School Directors President Joseph Tighe, Oxford Area High School Principal James Canaday, 2020 Pennsylvania FBLA State Leadership Conference qualifiers Chris Goodrich, Sydney Herrera, Samantha Dunlap, Cade Pearson, Dan Nowland, Abby Oliver, Bailee Mallon, Justin Neskie and Gabbie Burton, and Superintendent David Woods.

Twelve 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 6 to 8 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 seniors Bailee Mallon and Justin Neskie, First Place, Sports & Entertainment Management; senior Sydney Herrera, First Place, Job Interview; sophomore Abby Oliver, First Place, Introduction to Business Communication; sophomores Samantha Dunlap, Dan Nowland and Cade Pearson, First Place, Social Media Campaign; senior Gabbie Burton, Second Place, Journalism; and juniors Cassidy Tower, Second Place, Business Communication; Ashley Andrikanich, Second Place, Computer Problem Solving; Chris Goodrich, Second Place, Political Science and Anna Hershey, Third Place, Political Science.

Students who place in the top four of the competitive events at the State Leadership Conference will qualify to attend and compete at the FBLA National Leadership Conference to be held this summer in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Any community member, 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