Three students placed first in their division, and six others finished in the top 10, at the Future Business Leaders of American National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas. The event, which took place June 29-July 2, featured more than 12,000 competitors from the United States and abroad. They competed for more than $179,000 in cash awards.
The trio of seniors Ketna Kolakaluri, Julie Mathews and Rayann Yao placed first in the Marketing competition. They won the state contest earlier in the year.
Stevenson’s other top-10 place-winners were:
- Senior Joie You, third in Accounting II
- 2019 graduate Alisa Wang, fifth in Insurance and Risk Management
- Seniors Atharv Koshti, Justin Kuncheria and Delbert Su, sixth in Hospitality Management
- Junior Jennifer Cheng, seventh in Accounting I
This marked the second top-10 national FBLA finish for Joie, Alisa, Ketna, Julie and Rayann. Joie placed third in Accounting I in 2018, Alisa was seventh in Introduction to Business in 2016, while Ketna, Julie and Rayann were ninth in Hospitality Management in 2017.
Conference participants attended the conference to enhance their business skills, expand their networks, and participate in more than 70 business and business-related competitive events. In addition to competitions, students immersed themselves in interactive workshops, visited an information-packed exhibit hall, and heard from motivational speakers on a broad range of business topics.
Forty-nine SHS students qualified for the national competition. Stevenson’s FBLA sponsors are Joe Reinmann and Taylor Osicek.
About FBLA-PBL, Inc.
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education association with 250,000 members and advisers in more than 6,500 active middle school, high school, and college chapters worldwide. FBLA-PBL’s mission is to inspire and prepare students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences. The association is headquartered in Reston, Va., just outside of Washington, D.C.