Pleasant Valley FBLA students qualify for competition – Times News Online

Published on February 03, 2022 at 1:45 p.m.

Thirty-seven students from the Future Business Leaders of America chapter at Pleasant Valley High School have qualified for the State Leadership Conference competition.

This is the first in-person contest since the onset of COVID-19 and will be held April 10-13 in Hershey.

Ten of the 37 students placed first in their event category during the regional competition, making them regional champions. Students compete in various categories, such as financial accounting, risk management, and public speaking.

Chapter president Zachary Dooner, who is one of 10 regional champions, told school board principals at their meeting last Thursday, “We have also been actively fundraising for the annual FBLA charity. of Pennsylvania: Feeding Pennsylvania. At the State Leadership Workshop, we were first in the state for donations out of 270 eligible chapters.

Chapter Vice President Maria Saitta added that the PV FBLA received the coveted title of Outstanding Local at the National Leadership Conference last summer.

This title means that they rank among the top nine schools in the Eastern region of the United States and 45th in the country.

“I would like to highlight the tremendous opportunity that the FBLA offers and the success that our members have had. Our chapter provides our students with unparalleled opportunities for leadership, community service, and professional and technical training,” said Saitta.

“The Board of Education and Dr. (James) Konrad’s $5,230 funding for the 2022 State Leadership Conference will bring endless returns to the Pleasant Valley community. This opportunity is an incredible investment in our students and all future FBLA members. As Vice President, I truly express my gratitude to you for your continued support of our repertoire of successes.

Chapter Advisor Denise Hopely echoed Saitta’s comments and thanked the school board and Superintendent Konrad.

“We appreciate your efforts to lead us into the future,” Hopely said. “Thank you for all of your dedication and hard work for our school district. We appreciate all of your time serving our board and supporting our students.”

The school board principals and Konrad wished the FBLA members good luck and look forward to hearing the results of the state competition.

Several members of Pleasant Valley High School’s Future Business Leaders of America chapter attended the recent school board meeting to show their appreciation for the support of the superintendent and administrators. Kneeling in front, from left, are: Young Nam, treasurer; Tyler Hill, Rep; Anthony Matera, General Vice President; Jacob O’Neil, Vice President; William Bruckman, general vice president; and Ryan Morris, journalist. Standing, from left, are: Denise Hopely, FBLA counselor; Elizabeth Hill and Mira Giunta, both representatives; Superintendent James Konrad; Zachary Dooner, President of the PV FBLA; Maria Saitta, vice-president of the PV FBLA; A’Lysa Miranda, secretary; and Craig Morris and Donna Morris, both deputy advisers. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

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