Gazette Ceases Publication: Donates Archives to LHS

In 2010, the Larchmont Gazette ceased publication. In 2011 the publishers donated all contents to the Larchmont Historical Society, which will continue to make the Gazette archives available online.

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FBLA Wins State Chapter of the Year for Third Time

If the third time is a charm, then the Mamaroneck High School FBLA has just charmed New York State.  For the third year in a row, the Mamaroneck High School Future Business Leaders of America won the coveted “Chapter of the Year” event at the New York State Leadership Conference.

The contest required submitting a scrapbook which documented all chapter activities for the school year covering 29 categories.  The activities are scheduled throughout the year and include community service, promoting FBLA at area high schools, school service, attending conferences and competing in many competitions throughout the state and country.

Members of the Mamaroneck FBLA show off their trophies from the New York State conference. Click for larger image.

Mamaroneck Chapter members won 14 additional individual and team awards at the conference. (See complete list below.)  Eight of the awards were for first or second place, which qualify recipients to compete at the National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, July 14 – 17.  In addition, Ben Silverstein was elected state reporter.  According to Josh Kanterman, a sophomore, “There’s nothing like the experience that one feels while looking into the crowd and realizing that I had actually won.”

Ben Silverstein (center) is installed as reporter for the New York State FBLA.

FBLA Advisor Retiring After 30 Years

This year marks the final chapter for Eileen Multari, FBLA advisor and business teacher at Mamaroneck High School and Hommocks Middle School.  Ms. Multari has been teaching for 32 years and has been the advisor to FBLA for 30. Over that time, the teaching of business in the district has undergone tremendous changes.

When she first came to the district, there was a business department with six full-time business teachers.  New York State had a business curriculum with Regents exams for each course.  The curriculum included Accounting, Marketing, Business Law, Typing, and Shorthand.  The business department was eliminated in 2000 and Ms. Multari has been teaching  Microsoft Office programs to three classes in the Hommocks and Web Design/Digital Animation to two classes in the high school.  “I had to learn all sorts of new things,” she said about the classes she has been assigned in recent years.

Her retirement plans begin with a move upstate, where she has 200 acres.  Organic gardening is on the “to do” list, as are painting, photography, learning Italian, and “doing all the things I haven’t had time to do” while keeping tabs on her FBLA students.  Mentoring the FBLA club “took my total focus and dedication,” she said. “Twelve years ago, my husband needed prostate cancer surgery and we scheduled the surgery around the state conference — that’s how dedicated we were and committed to the group’s success.”

“By the way, thank God he’s still here today.”

The students are hoping that someone will step forward to serve as FBLA advisor next year.

The Mamaroneck Chapter Won the Following Awards:

Business Ethics – 1st place – Giancarlo Riso, Rory O’Connor, Harrison Cain

American Enterprise project – 1st place – Ben Silverstein, Josh Kanterman

Local Chapter Annual Business Report – 1st place – Josh Kanterman

Public Speaking I – 1st place – Jonathan Pomeranz

Digital Video Production – 1st place – Josh Saideman, Rory O’Connor, Jonathan Pomeranz

Outstanding New FBLA Member – 1st place – Felicia O’Connor

Community Service project – 2nd place – Giancarlo Riso, Rory O’Connor (assisted by Emily Weitzman)

Future Business Leader – 2nd place – Rory O’Connor

Website Development – 4th place – Carlin Iannarelli, Denis Lukashkov

Public Speaking II – 5th place – Giancarlo Riso

Impromptu Speaking – 5th place, Ben Silverstein

Chapter Business Display – 5th place – Felicia O’Connor, Sarah Schechter, Asher Hochman

Word Processing I – 5th place – Sarah Schechter

Global Business – 5th place – Ben Silverstein, Adam Zable, Josh Kanterman

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1 comment to FBLA Wins State Chapter of the Year for Third Time

  • Former Student

    Eileen Multari is a tremendous mentor and one of the finest educators I’ve ever met. MHS and FBLA are losing a gem.

    Best wishes in retirement!