Four MMI students compete at FBLA National Leadership Conference in Atlanta


(Freeland, PA – July 18, 2016) – Four MMI Preparatory School students competed at the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Rising senior Allison McGeehan placed fifth in the nation for Business Law.

McGeehan was one of 55 Pennsylvania students to earn a national award. She will serve the state chapter on the Executive Committee as the Pennsylvania FBLA State Reporter for 2016-2017.  Of her experience, McGeehan said, “Getting to spend a week in Atlanta with both my MMI and state office families was really amazing, and the pride I felt representing not only my school but all of Pennsylvania FBLA on the national stage is something I will never forget.”

Joshua Narrow, Joey Kress and Nicholas Young also competed as a team in the marketing category at the national event. Narrow stated that the National Leadership Conference “has been an invaluable opportunity that allowed me to apply the lessons I learned at MMI in a real-life setting. The relationships I made there and the resources made available to me have proved to be an amazing experience that will help me in every facet of my professional career.”

Over 12,000 students attended the FBLA National Leadership Conference from June 29 through July 2, including nearly 500 students from Pennsylvania. David Novak, the founder and retired Chairman & CEO of Yum! Brands, one of the world’s largest restaurant companies (Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, and KFC), served as the conference’s keynote speaker.

Katherine Zucco, MMI FBLA adviser, said, “I was thrilled to watch Allison earn an award and place herself among the best future business leaders in the nation. The four-day conference was a rewarding experience for Allison, Joshua, Joey and Nicholas, as they had the opportunity to attend a variety of workshops and networked with business professionals from across the nation.”

Allison McGeehan is the daughter of Thomas and Sandra McGeehan, Drums; Joshua Narrow is the son of Howard and Marie Narrow, Hazleton; Joey Kress is the daughter of Jessica Holliday, Drums, and Joseph and Tracy Kress, Sugarloaf; and Nicholas Young is the son of Christian and Nicole Young, Freeland.


About MMI Preparatory School

For 137 years, MMI Preparatory School has been providing dedicated area students with a comprehensive and inspiring 6th through 12th grade college preparatory program that maximizes each individual’s academic, social and character potential in preparation for success in college and beyond. The school is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS).  MMI is a school where every student can reach their full potential: academically, ethically and socially.  For more information about MMI Preparatory School, visit or call 570-636-1108.


PICTURED: Four MMI students competed at the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Pictured are, from left: MMI FBLA adviser Katherine Zucco, Nicholas Young, Joey Kress, Joshua Narrow and Allison McGeehan.