Tuesday, July 8, 2008

FBLA NLC 2008, Atlanta

Hey District 4,

This year, the National Conference was held in Atlanta, GA, from June 26-29.

The Conference was a great success; we got to see leadership in action, and networking at its best. To say the least, it was a wonderful learning experience-- and for those of us who went, I know the friends and memories we made will last a lifetime.

New York State represented well. Congratulations to Shivani Suhag of Little Falls High School, who served as the 2007-2008 National Eastern Region Vice President; congratulations to Courtney Ferguson of Lakeland High School who was elected National Secretary for 2008-2009. Also, I extend a warm congratulations to all winners of competitive events at the NLC. Here is a list of New York winners, as given to me by our FBLA State Executive Secretary, Ms. Anita Halstead:

National Competition Awards

Place Individual/School Name/Event
First Place, Vivian Chen, Shenendehowa High School, Marketing
Third Place, Jeff Pritchard, Frankfort Schuyler High School, Impromptu Speaking
Fourth Place ,Stephanie Weiner, John F. Kennedy High School, Introduction to Business
Sixth Place, Christine Lim, Valley Stream High School, Public Speaking I
Seventh Place, Emily Weitzman, Mamaroneck High School, Public Speaking I
Seventh Place, Sarah Gay, A. Richard Harris, Little Falls High School, Partnership w/Business Project
Eighth Place, Elias Everett, 2007-2008 State Historian, State Annual Business Report
Eighth Place, Jessica and Shauna Freidhoff, Lake Shore High School, Community Service Project
Ninth Place, Kapeesh Kumbhat, Floral Park Memorial High School, Accounting II

National Recognition Awards

Shivani Suhag, Little Falls Sr. High School, Who’s Who In FBLA
Jay Qi, Brighton High School, Who’s Who In FBLA
Eileen Multari, Mamaroneck High School, National Advisor Wall of Fame

Regional Competition Awards – Eastern Region

First Place Croton Harmon High School, Professional Division Recruitment
Second Place Mamaroneck High School, Professional Division Recruitment
First Place New York State FBLA, Largest State Professional Division Membership in Region
Second Place New York State FBLA, Largest Increase in State Membership in Region

Gold Seal Awards of Merit

Canastota High School Little Falls Sr. High School
Carmel High School Mamaroneck High School
Clymer High School Mexico High School
Croton Harmon High School Mount Vernon High School
Eden High School Williamsville East High School

Again, Congratulations to all.

Finally, here is a slideshow of some pictures of NYS in Atlanta. Enjoy!

In Leadership,

Hey District 4!

Hey District 4!

For those of you who don't know me, my name is Vivian Chen, and I will be serving as your District 4 Vice President for this year.

I'm hoping that you members of FBLA will find this blog a convenient way to get in touch with me, to express your ideas and concerns.

I welcome your thoughts, and would love to have the opportunity to talk with you, whether it be through this blog, email, or facebook. I hope to make myself readily available to everyone.

In addition, throughout the year, I will try my best to keep you updated by posting upcoming events and other FBLA-related news on this blog, so please stay tuned.

I'm really excited, and am looking forward to working with District 4 this year. I know that we'll have a bunch of fun, and get a lot accomplished.