M-W FBLA members mean business at state competition

on April 25, 2018
Four graduating senios of M-W Future Business Leaders of America are show, from left: Eileen Wang, Anjani Maher, Lauren Granowski, Prachi Shah, and Kristina Stevanovic

Pictured are the graduating seniors of M-W FBLA, from left: Eileen Wang, Anjani Maher, Lauren Granowski, Prachi Shah, and Kristina Stevanovic

On Tuesday, April 11, 2018, 11 members of the Monroe-Woodbury High School Chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) traveled up to Binghamton for the NYS FBLA State Leadership Conference. SLC gives students the opportunity to compete in a variety of business-related events, network with members across the state, and campaign for State Officer positions. From when competitions began on Wednesday until the closing session on Friday, members from our high school chapter competed and were successful in several events:

  • Kyle Nematz (Fifth Place- Agribusiness)
  • Lauren Granowski (First Place- Business Communications)
  • Anusha Dawson (Fifth Place- Business Communications, Third Place- Parliamentary Procedure)
  • Kristina Stevanovic and Eileen Wang (Third Place- Social Media Campaign)
  • Lauren Granowski and Kristina Stevanovic (Seventh Place- Chapter of the Year)

As well as being successful in competitions, Monroe-Woodbury FBLA is also now proud to boast two of the seven mainline State Officers for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year. Victoria Lee, a junior at MWHS, delivered a speech at the Opening Session on Wednesday and actively campaigned on Thursday, when she was later elected to the position of State Secretary. Anusha Dawson, also a junior at MWHS, wrote two skills assessments and interviewed twice for her position, and was appointed State Parliamentarian. Both were inducted on stage and will begin their training in July. As State Officers, they will conduct several meetings over the next year, host workshops, serve on committees, and plan the 2019 State Leadership Conference. These two students were also recognized for their work on the NYS FBLA State Councils: Victoria Lee for the Public Relations Council and Anusha Dawson for the Recruitment and Retention Council.

Members who placed in the top four of their event have qualified to compete at the National Leadership Conference held in Baltimore, MD, where they will attend leadership workshops and meet international members of FBLA.

Written by M-W High School student and FBLA member Anusha Dawson

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