Dallas Students Headed To State FBLA Competition
Seven students from Dallas High School have qualified for the Future Business Leaders of America state competition at Hershey in April.
It’s the first year for the Dallas chapter. Dallas sophomore Drew Lojewski joined the state’s virtual chapter as a freshman last year, and the Shavertown resident helped establish the high school’s own chapter this year.
“Our chapter has 16 members, 13 I recruited myself,” Lojewski said. “It’s been a great first year so far.”
Lojewski was elected president of the FBLA’s Region 16 at a Dec. 17 conference at the Woodlands Inn and Resort in Plains Twp. More than 600 students from Northeast Pennsylvania attended to enhance their business skills, expand their networks and participate in business-related competitive events.
The following Dallas students qualified for state competition and were recognized at the conference.
• Lojewski placed first in Introduction to Business Presentation.
• Sophomore Julia Macey placed first in Healthcare Administration.
• Sophomore Andrew Gryskevicz placed third in Accounting I.
• Senior Rachel Ricker placed first in Securities and Investments.
• Sophomore Vidhan Dhol placed fourth in Personal Finance.
• Senior Dillion Major placed first in Insurance Risk and Risk Management.
• Senior Joey Nardone placed second in Public Speaking.
“It’s been an incredible first year. All the kids are hard workers,” said Andrew McCabe, advisor of the Dallas FBLA chapter. “They’re very motivated.”
McCabe, a 2010 Dallas graduate, is a loan officer and business development manager at Benchmark Mortgage in Plains Twp.
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