Western Wayne FBLA Travels to California for National Conference


Thirteen members of the Western Wayne High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter, accompanied by chapter adviser, Theresa Lubash, recently traveled to Anaheim, California, to participate in the organization’s annual National Leadership Conference.

While in Southern California, the students had the opportunity to do some sightseeing.  The Pennsylvania delegation, totaling more than 600 members, advisers, and guests, visited the LA Farmer’s Market, Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive.  They also spent time at Universal Studios, Knott’s Berry Farm, and Disneyland as well as attend a dinner cruise from Newport Beach and a night at the ballpark to see the Los Angeles Angels and the Seattle Mariners.

The purpose of this conference was to enable members to enhance their business skills, expand their networks, and participate in more than 70 business and business-related competitive events.

Allison Mattern, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brian Mattern, Sterling, received national recognition during the Awards of Excellence Program by placing second in the Intro to Parliamentary Procedure event.  Allison will be entering her junior year at WW in September.  At last year’s NLC, Allison also placed second in the FBLA Principles & Procedures event.


Also attending the conference were Dakota Sopko, Accounting I; Morgan Amorine, Parliamentary Procedure; Chayni Carroll, Parliamentary Procedure; Angelia Reggie, FBLA Principles & Procedures; Tylea Alpaugh, Digital Video Production; and Hannah Reidel, Parliamentary Procedure.  In addition, Allison Mattern, Intro to Parliamentary Procedure; Abby Black, FBLA Principles & Procedures; Jack Tuman, Accounting II; Evan Coons, Intro to Business Presentation; Ezra Tetrault, Public Speaking I; Alexandra Buckman, Parliamentary Procedure; and Laurel Frable, Digital Video Production.