Students Place in State FBLA Competition/12 Qualify for Nationals

Several Fox Chapel Area High School students recently earned first through tenth places at the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) State Leadership Conference and 12 qualified to participate in the national conference. Senior Stephen Polcyn and sophomore Rebekah Polcyn won first place; junior Tanvi Meringenti and sophomore Andreas Paljug won second places; senior Anja Schempf and juniors Rohan Chalasani, Tim Marsh, Grace Mueller, and Hannah Mueller won third places; seniors Logan Foster, Jacob Kronman, and Benjamin Santilli won fourth place. All 12 of these students qualified for the National FBLA Leadership Conference. The conference will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, June 27-July 3, 2016. Additionally, the following Fox Chapel Area High School students earned fifth-tenth places in the state competition: seniors Rahul Bidanda and James Braham; juniors Alec Eckman, Alan McIvor, Ronald Tran; sophomores Sarthak Navjivan and Ryan Santilli; and freshmen Arnav Gupta, Jayanth Kashyap, and Jared Nord.

Additionally, five Fox Chapel Area High School students also placed in the open competitive events held at the state competition. Those students are senior Stephen Polcyn (first and second places), junior Alec Eckman (sixth place), sophomores Rebekah Polcyn (third place) and Jeffrey Savin (seventh place), and freshman Gina Wang (ninth place).

The Fox Chapel Area High School Chapter of the FBLA won fifth place for the largest chapter in Pennsylvania with171 members and tenth place for the Local Chapter Annual Business Report.

The FBLA State Leadership Conference was held April 11 and 12 in Hershey, Pennsylvania. More than 4,000 students from high schools across the state participated in the competition. The Fox Chapel Area High School FBLA sponsor is business education teacher Christina Shanko.