Nine students from MMI Preparatory School placed in the top ten at the State Leadership Conference held at Hershey, Pennsylvania in April.
Of the nine students, the following seven advanced to the National Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, this summer, for placing first through fourth in their respective competitions: Caylee Herseim for Public Speaking, first place. Kendall Orozco for Intro to Event Planning, second place; Corey Buchman, Kiyan Paknezhad, and Jason Roberts for Intro to Business Presentation, third place; Jessica Zheng for Sales Presentation, third place; Diane Kim for Intro to Business Communications, fourth place.
Robert Orbin and Nathaniel Neidlinger placed fifth in the Introduction to Network Design category and Abigail Sparich placed ninth in the Electronic Career Portfolio category.
Additionally, Hayden Schwabe was elected to serve PA FBLA again next year as the State Reporter.
Mrs. Katherine Zucco, MMI Social Sciences Instructor and Associate Dean for Middle School, serves as the FBLA advisor. The MMI FBLA program is sponsored by Flashback Cinema and the Orlando Family Foundation.
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) educational association of
student members who are preparing for careers in business or are interested in learning more about the free enterprise system. FBLA helps students develop leadership abilities and prepare for entry into, and advancement within, a business or business-related occupation. Members learn how to engage in business enterprise, how to direct the affairs of a group, and how to compete honorably in competitive events. These activities help prepare students to be better employees and better citizens. MMI competes in Region 16, which includes students from schools throughout Luzerne County.