Congratulations to Southern Columbia's FBLA chapter for an impressive showing in the business knowledge and skills competition which took place during the Region 7 Leadership Conference hosted by the Pennsylvania College of Technology on January 7th. Twenty SCA FBLA members scored in the top 6 of their respective events and earned the right to test their business acumen at 2020 State Leadership Conference to be held in Hershey from April 6-8! Listed below are Southern Columbia’s FBLA state qualifiers:

Pictured are the winning students at this year's Region 7 FBLA Competition. Congratulations! (Click the picture to see a larger image).


First Place

  • Erik Shufeldt, Advertising -- Entry 2
  • Austin Leiby, Agribusiness -- Entry 1
  • Alex Morrison, Help Desk -- Entry 2
  • Brock Dunkelberger, Introduction to Financial Math -- Entry 1
  • Jaron Ferrara, Introduction to Information Technology -- Entry 3
  • Chloe Wegrzynowicz, Sales Presentation -- Entry 1
  • Kayla Gallagher, Personal Finance -- Entry 3
Second Place
  • Jared Broscious, Personal Finance -- Entry 2
  • Jimmy Bender, Introduction to Business Procedures -- Entry 1
  • Brionna Gallagher, Business Law -- Entry 3
  • Elijah Rush, Computer Problem Solving -- Entry 1
  • Gabriel Kulick, Impromptu Speaking -- Entry 1
Third Place
  • Gatlin Hovenstein, Introduction to Business -- Entry 2
  • Brianna Kopp, Job Interview -- Entry 1
  • Sophia Koschoff-Rapkin, Political Science -- Entry 1
  • Hattie Hopper, Introduction to FBLA -- Entry 2
  • Chase Conway, Introduction to Information Technology -- Entry 2
Fourth Place
  • Logan Corrigan, Introduction to Business Communication -- Entry 1
  • Nathan Hoy, Introduction to Business -- Entry 1
  • Caden McBride, Personal Finance -- Entry 1
  • Savich Chapman, Introduction to Information Technology -- Entry 1
  • Tiffany Dunkelberger, Global Business -- Entry 1
  • Kate Pollard, Global Business -- Entry 1
  • Aaron Koschoff-Rapkin, Journalism -- Entry 2
  • Paige Urban, Political Science -- Entry 2
Fifth Place
  • Avery Konyar, Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure -- Entry 1
  • Colby Bernhard, Hospitality Management -- Entry 1
  • Morgan Brill, Hospitality Management -- Entry 1
Sixth Place
  • Evan Bebenek, Help Desk -- Entry 1
  • Heather Cecco, Introduction to Business Communication -- Entry 2

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