Eleven members of the Western Wayne chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) recently returned from attending the annual National Leadership Conference held in San Antonio, Texas.

The students had the opportunity to see the Alamo, take a tour of the city via the famous River Walk, and attend a rodeo.

Once the conference actually began, the students competed in their events.  The team of Allison Mattern, Darlene Black, Jill Dudley, Abby Gogolski, and Sydney Peet captured a third-place national award in Parliamentary Procedure.  Each girl had to take a 100-question objective test covering the rules of parliamentary procedure.  Their scores were averaged. Then, the top 15 teams advanced to the final round where the students were given a specific problem and asked to conduct a chapter meeting incorporating the problem.

Also attending were Kaeli Romanowski, Lena Piccolino, and Rachel Hoch, who competed in Intro to Parliamentary Procedure; Ashton Fitzsimmons, Intro to FBLA, and Madison Kapschull, Accounting I.

Ezra Tetreault led the Pennsylvania delegation which numbered nearly 600 members and advisers.  Ezra is currently serving as PA FBLA First Vice President.

Accompanying the students were local chapter adviser, Theresa Lubash, and chaperone, Fran Vitovsky.


Left to right: Abby Gogolski, Sydney Peet, Allison Mattern, Jill Dudley, and Darlene Black



Bottom to top: Rachel Hoch, Maddy Kapschull, Abby Gogolski, Lena Piccolino, Kaeli Romanowski, Darlene Black, Allison Mattern, Jill Dudley, Sydney Peet, Ashton Fitzsimmons, and Ezra Tetreault.