• April 21, 2017
    15 FBLA students qualify for nationals

    FLBA members Several members of Upper St. Clair High School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America were top finishers in Pennsylvania – qualifying to compete at the National Leadership Conference June 27 – July 3, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif. The State Leadership Conference was held April 3 – 5, 2017, in Hershey.

    Upper St. Clair earned three first place finishes including Entrepreneurship, Hospitality Management and Management Decision Making; a third place in Network Design; and a fourth place in E-Business.

    First Place:
    • Entrepreneurship: Amna Amin, Ariana Chiu, Raahema Durrani
    • Hospitality Management: Arushi Kewalramani, Macey Kaplan, Vicki Wang
    • Management Decisions Making: Sahil Doshi, Akshar Golakiya, Yash Lahoti
    Third Place:
    • Network Design: Sanath Boddhula, Nadith Dharmasena, Jacob Lantzman
    Fourth Place:
    • E-business: Nitesh Nagpal, Shivam Patel, Tushar Roy
    Also placing was the Business Financial Plan team of Wyatt Keating, Elizabeth Walsh and Ammar Zafar. Upper St. Clair FBLA students are coached by Patrick Manion, social studies teacher, and Kate Sebastiao, world language teacher.

    According to its website, “Future Business Leaders of America is an educational association of student members preparing for careers in business or who are just simply interested in learning more about the free enterprise system. FBLA helps students develop leadership abilities, and prepare for entry into, and advancement within, a business or business-related occupation. Members learn how to engage in business enterprise, how to direct the affairs of a group, and how to compete honorably in competitive events. These activities help prepare students to be better employees and better citizens.”