Fifty-two MMI Preparatory School students attended the Pennsylvania FBLA State Leadership Conference, which was held from April 8-9 in Hershey. Seven students placed in the top 10 and five of those students will represent MMI at the National Leadership Conference, which will be held in July in San Antonio, Texas.

Darren Zheng placed third in the Computer Game and Simulation Programming category and Alexander Kline was fourth in Business Calculations. The team of Mahum Ahmed, Kelisa Hysenbegasi and Alyssa Sweda finished fourth in the Emerging Business Issues category. All five students will advance to nationals.

Additionally, the team of Samantha Sparich and Morgan Allen placed ninth overall for their presentation in Business Ethics. The MMI Chapter was recognized with an award for having the highest market share, or highest number of high school students participating in their chapter, with just under 50% of the upper school population being involved in FBLA.

Katherine Zucco is MMI’s FBLA advisor and Flashback Cinema sponsors the club.

The PA State Leadership conference combines business workshops for students and educators with competition in various events. Students are exposed to various relevant business topics and have an opportunity to hear from select colleges and organizations while at the conference.

MMI Acting Head of School William A. Shergalis, Ph.D. ’58 said, “MMI is extremely proud of all the students who participated in the PA FBLA State Leadership Conference. Having an opportunity for our students to shine in so many different aspects of today’s business landscape creates lessons in both soft and hard skills for them to carry forward after high school and beyond. MMI is committed to providing opportunities for our students, in and out of the classroom, which helps students become productive and knowledgeable members of society.”


CAPTION: Fifty-two MMI Preparatory School students attended the Pennsylvania FBLA State Leadership Conference, which was held from April 8-9 in Hershey. Pictured are, first row, from left: FBLA Advisor Katherine Zucco, Kaitlyn McGeehan, Elizabeth Borchick, Kaylee Witner, Olivia Bartholomew, Rachael Betz, Andrellie Puntiel, and Katharine Pinto. Second row: Sydney Kohl, Jacqueline Snyder, McKenna Gallagher, Morgan Allen, Samantha Sparich, Irene Altmiller, and Paige Machulsky. Third row: Jessica McClellan, Kimberly Amentler, Julie Amentler, Hannah Falatko, Mahum Ahmed, Kelisa Hysenbegasi, Amanda Kalada-Kania, Alyssa Sweda, Emily Ankiewicz, and Kai Mele. Fourth row: Maxwell Santana, Elliot Blasko, Brian Payne, James Kelly, Carter Frask, Marcus Kassick, Hugh Soltau, Josue Rodriguez, and Harrison Kress. Fifth row: Ian Dewar, Keefer Hoover, Wesley Guarneri, Coleman Smith, Frederick Mejia, David Antolick, Alexander Jordan, Adam Tron, and Nicholas Carrato. Sixth row: Matthew Marchetti, Jayden Bonham, Kevin McNulty, Alexander Kline, Christian Badamo, and Zachary Young.