North East High School's Future Business Leaders left an impression at the State Leadership Conference held over the weekend in Hunt Valley.
The team from North East saw 19 students qualify to attend the National Leadership Conference which will be held this summer in California. Additionally, 29 of the 34 team members placed in the Top 10 in their individual events. North East student Andrew Jones was elected Region 3 Chapter vice president.
As a chapter, North East collected Outstanding Chapter Recognition, first place for FBLA Week activities, and first place for the Local Chapter Annual Business Report.
In the competition categories, any student who placed first through fourth will have the opportunity to advance to nationals in Anaheim.
Kevin Dennis and Jamar Tolbert teamed up to earn second place in American Enterprise Project. Noah Boudart, Nick Coleman, and Brooke Fortune won second with Partnership with Business Project. Sarah Beitler and Emily Funk placed second in Publication Design.
Jackson Leith placed third in Advertising. Other third place winners were Megan Gollehon for Business Communication, Nick Coleman for Personal Finance, Dylan
Coyle for Public Speaking II, and Elizabeth Duong and Mary Beitler for Publication Design.
Fourth place winners were Elizabeth Duong, Mary Beitler, and Myan Mitchell for Community Service Project, Madison Cline and Makensie Kilby for Graphic Design, Kyle McNeice for Introduction to Business Procedures, Ryan Kosinski for Introduction to Parliamentary Procedures, Adriana Campbell and Brooke Fortune for Management Decision Making, and Arianna Graham for Word Processing.
Fifth place winners were Lizzy Dean for Business Law, Alex Yetkin and Jeff Justison for Computer Game and Simulation Programming, and Myan Mitchell for Networking Concepts.
Sixth place winners were Hailey McKnight for Graphic Design, Kelly Greiser for Healthcare Administration, Kylie Anderson for Introduction to Business Communication, and Andrew Jones for Introduction to Parliamentary Procedures.
Those who place seventh to tenth are: Ave Valenti, Noah Boudart, Kevin Dennis, Liam Allan, and Ellie English.
Emily Funk placed second in Leadership, an open event. Elizabeth Duong, Mary Beitler, and Myan Mitchell earned honors for Business Achievement Awards.