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WFHS FBLA Students Nab 19 Top Four Awards at LI Regional Competition

18 William Floyd students competing placed in the top four in their respective competitions at the FBLA District 1N/1S spring meeting at Hofstra University.

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William Floyd High School Business Academy students scored 19 top-four awards at the regional Future Business Leaders of America competition.

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Mastic Beach, NY - January 19, 2017 - For what is likely the first time in the history of the William Floyd High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), all 18 William Floyd students competing placed in the top four in their respective competitions at the FBLA District 1N/1S spring meeting held today at Hofstra University against students from across Long Island. Fourteen of these students placed in the top three in 15 categories, which qualifies them to compete in the state competition in Binghamton, NY, this upcoming April. Only the top five students from each category are recognized.
Under the leadership of business teachers and FBLA advisors Lee Cillo and Kristin Puric, the students demonstrated their skills in a variety of competitions from Accounting to Technology Concepts. In total, the 18 students nabbed 19 awards – five first-place awards, five second-place awards, five third-place awards and four fourth-place awards. “Their hard work and preparation really paid off,” said Ms. Cillo.
FBLA Winners
  • First Place: Stephanie Badzo, Accounting 2 and Banking & Financial Systems; Brooke Fernandez, Entrepreneurship; Evan Meinke, Management Decision Making; and Summer Stubbmann, Marketing.
  • Second Place: Spiridoula Kaltsas, Public Speaking (performance); Michael Neuhaus, Technology Concepts; Jason Passaro, Sports & Entertainment Marketing; Jesse Seyffarth, Banking & Financial Systems; and Jhoana Sinchi, Job Interview (performance). 
  • Third Place: Sam Dankowksi, Technology Concepts; Joseph Ditillo, Advertising; Isabella Harkin, Public Speaking (performance); Terence Jackson, Basic Decision Making (performance); and Kayla Scharf, Business Law. 
  • Fourth Place: Ethan Burrell, Impromptu Speaking (performance); Matt Delgado, Intro to Business; Courtney Greene, Client Services (performance); and Isaiah Hester, Sports & Entertainment Marketing.