For the second year in a row, the Mamaroneck High School Future Business Leaders of America earned the highest honor in the state in the “Chapter of the Year” event at the State Leadership Conference in Rochester, NY. Students created an award-winning scrapbook which documented their entire local, district, and state participation in FBLA events. The scrapbook followed a state rubric with 29 categories. (See: Local FBLA Takes Gold at State Competition.)
FBLA is the premier business-related leadership organization for students with over 200,000 members. There are 160 chapters in New York State alone. The State Leadership Conference is the climax of the year at the state level.
The Mamaroneck chapter members won many individual and team events at the conference, which took place from April 21 to 24. Seven members qualifed to represent New York State at the National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California from June 25 to 28 by placing either first or second in various contests.
“It is so exciting to be called on the stage to be recognized for having the best scrapbook in the state and meeting all the qualifications on the state rubric. This has been the best experience in my life so far,” said Jewelie Elsbree, creator of the award-winning scrapbook.
The following awards were won at the conference:
Chapter of the Year – 1st place: Jewelie Esbree, scrapbook author
Local Chapter Annual Business Report – 1st place: Benjamin Silverstein
FBLA Principles and Procedures – 1st place: Benjamin Silverstein
Mr. Future Business Leader – 1st place: Matt Kanterman
Website Development – 2nd place: Sam Sawyer, Rory O’Connor, Jewelie Elsbree
Digital Video Production – 2nd place: Josh Saideman, Jewelie Elsbree
Global Business – 2nd place: Giancarlo Riso, Rory O’Connor, Matt Kanterman
Outstanding New FBLA Member – 3rd place: Josh Kanterman
Public Speaking I – 4th place: Benjamin Silverstein
Emerging Business Issues – 5th place: Giancarlo Riso, Rory O’Connor, Sam Sawyer
Word Processing I – 5th place: Sam Saideman
Introduction to Business Communication – 5th place: Adam Zable
Introduction to Technology Concepts – 5th place: Adam Zable
FBLA Principles and Procedures – 5th place: Denis Lukashkov