Lincoln-Way Business Leaders Excel at State, Head to Nationals
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Dozens of Lincoln-Way East, North and West students showed off their business acumen in areas like banking, marketing and business law while competing against approximately 1,100 students at the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) state competition held in Springfield. Seven Lincoln-Way East students qualified for the national FBLA competition which will be held in Chicago June 29 July 3.

I am so proud of our Lincoln-Way East FBLA students for demonstrating impressive depth of knowledge in their categories and presenting with extreme professionalism, said Christine Ahearn, Lincoln-Way East FBLA Sponsor. Our students should be proud; its a tremendous accomplishment that they stood out as business leaders against hundreds of their peers from across the state.

Out of the 30 East students who competed, 20 finished in the top seven in their event and East won an award for doubling their enrollment from last year.

The students who will represent East at the national competition are: Mike Enright, 1st Place, Business Calculations; Ryan Braun & Bailey Leavy, 1st Place, Sports and Entertainment Management; Nell Borys, 2nd Place, Business Procedures; Sebastian Khattabi, 2nd Place, Business Presentation; Anant Joshi, 2nd Place, Impromptu Speaking and Nick Geoppo, 3rd Place, Securities and Investments.

Eleven students from Lincoln-Way North earned high rankings at state, including Gregory Ryba, 11th Place, Business Presentation; Kelsey Browning, 4th Place, Marketing; Sinead Flynn, 4th Place, Marketing; Kassidy Champlin, 5th Place, Sports and Entertainment Management; Hannah Goss, 5th Place, Sports and Entertainment Management; Kenny Hill, 6th Place, Banking & Financial; Will Newman, 6th Place, Banking & Financial; Daniel Gilchrist, 10th Place, Management Decisions Making; Patrick McGuire, 6th Place, Banking & Financial; Robert Kall, 10th Place, Management Decisions Making, and Hunter Sweeney, 10th Place, Management Decisions Making.

Lincoln-Way West students also had a strong showing at state, including Mallory Miska, 32nd Place, Accounting 1; Gehrig Simon, 17th Place, Business Math; Bill Laitar, 22nd Place, Business Math; Tommy Gaffney, 37th Place, Personal Finance; Zac Stang, 5th Place, Securities and Investments and Alyse Ross, 28th Place, Business Law.