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Mavericks Dominate at FBLA Regional Competition

Eastern Tech students to represent Baltimore City, County schools at state level competition
Posted on 02/05/2020
ET FBLA at Regional Competition

On Thursday, January 9th, eighty-five Eastern Tech students attended the FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) Regional Leadership Conference held at Dulaney High School. This conference was the first of a series of competitions that each member will compete in during the second half of the school year.

During the Regional Leadership Conference, Eastern Tech students competed against county, city, and private schools for the chance to advance to the second portion of the competition held at the state level. Students attending the conference participated in a multitude of activities and workshops integrating skills related to leadership, communication, teamwork, and performance led by maverick chapter officers including Leya Habtamu, who led the spaghetti tower workshop. Under the guidance of FBLA advisor Daniel Murphy, Eastern Tech boasted winners in a wide array of categories including Sports and Entertainment Management, Marketing, Health Administration, Global Business, Political Science, Graphic Design, and Journalism, among others.

Of the eighty-five Eastern Tech students who competed in presentations, projects and objective tests during the Regional Conference, sixty qualified for the State Leadership Conference held in March, giving Eastern Tech the most representation in the state level competition. Among those who placed to go to the state competition, sixteen won first place in their personal events. Seniors Shakhnoza Salimjonova, Bisrat Tilahun, and Rich Pandya among others kicked off their final regional competition with gold in Management Decision Making, Global Business, and Parliamentary Procedure, respectively. Guidance Counselor Department Chair Donna Murphy said, “ET rocked the house by winning in most of the competitive categories,” an understatement considering Eastern Tech is the largest FBLA chapter in the state and boasts the most members headed to states.

At the state conference students will compete against all other chapter members in the state of Maryland who qualified for states for the opportunity to advance to the National Leadership Conference and Competition held this June in Salt Lake City, Utah. Go Mavericks!