MARION CENTER -- On Monday, Marion Center's Future Business Leaders of America chapter attended the Regional Leadership Competition for Region 3, held at the Penn Run Outreach Center and hosted by Cambria Rowe Business College. Students learned about the state FBLA project for the American Trauma Society, voted on next year's regional officers and raised money through a basket auction.
Participants in performance events competed and competitors in state-only events were acknowledged.
The final part of the conference was the awards ceremony where those who had competed discovered their placing and whether or not they had moved on to the State Leadership Conference.
Of the 28 members of Marion Center's FBLA chapter, 25 competed. Of those, 15 qualified for the state competition in April, with the rest of Marion Center's competitors placing very well.
The following members qualified for states: Kyle Anderson, first in business calculations; Noah Hoover, second in business calculations; Lauren Woodburn, second in business communications; the team of Richelle Gemmell, Chasity Hankinson and Matthew Janosko, first in business ethics; Tyler Kirk, first in computer problem solving; Austin DeFelice, second in computer problem solving; the team of Danniele Fulmer, Fallon Schoch and Jakeb Rising, first in entrepreneurship; Alicia Turner, first in hospitality management; Zack Kriley, first in introduction to business; Matthew O'Hara, first in personal finance; and Lojjik Braughler, first in technology concepts. Marion Center's FBLA chapter is very proud of its performance in the regional competition.