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Future Business Leaders Compete at State
Thursday, April 7, 2016

The Lincoln-Way East FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) competed at State this past weekend where 29 students competed in a variety of event from Business Ethics to Healthcare Administration.
Lincoln-Way East won the title of having the 7th largest chapter in the state, and Raj Patel was elected FBLA Illinois State Treasurer.

The team had 10 national qualifiers, the most any Lincoln-Way has ever had.

The ten national qualifiers are:
• Nell Borys, Bailey Leavy, Ryan Braun - Business Ethics - 3rd place
• Clio Spad- Business Law - 3rd place
• Brandon Hesslau, Ben Gimenez - Computer Game & Simulation Programming - 1st place
• Jennifer Franceshini - Agribusiness - 4th place
• Dan Hudziak - Healthcare Administration - 1st place
• Nick Geoppo - Introduction to Business - 3rd place
• Sebastian Khattabi - Sales Presentation - 4th place

East also had 15 additional top 10 finishers including:
• Weston Dell, Business Communications - 9th place
• Kerigan & Syndey McAllister, Business Plan - 8th place
• Christine Kettmann, Insurance & Risk Mgmt. - 10th place
• Chris Harper, Brett Jennrich, Joe Paliga, Management Decision Making - 10th place
• Jonathan Thomas, Dan Zubenko, Marketing - 8th place
• Ethan Fazio, Sam Stabosz, Public Service Announcement - 9th place
• Addy Kolsto, Public Speaking I - 7th place
• Maddy Osowski, Anna Piech, Juliette Stearns, Social Media Campaign - 10th place

Nationals will be held in Atlanta, GA - June 29-July 2. Participants from across the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and China will be in attendance for this exciting conference to sharpen their core business skills, expand their networks, and participate in more than 60 business and business-related competitive events.

“Through hard work and dedication, our students earned this opportunity to attend the National competition in Atlanta. This national competition is a great opportunity for students to network with business leaders and other members from across the world. It is a once in a lifetime experience!” said Christine Ahearn, Lincoln-Way East Business & Technology teacher and FBLA advisor.