LIVINGSTON, NJ — Although the New Jersey Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) State Leadership Conference in Atlantic City was held remotely this year due to the pandemic, the Livingston High School chapter of FBLA had an impressive showing, and many students have advanced to the remote National FBLA Competition.

Livingston FBLA co-advisor Tom Garzon explained that the Livingston chapter’s participation in the annual competition typically “starts in house to find a school representative for each event then goes to regionals, states and culminates with nationals.” The national competition, which is typically held over a span of five days and was scheduled to take place in Salt Lake City this month, is currently taking place over the next few weeks according to subject due to the remote model.

“Most competitions match with our business curriculum—marketing, accounting, computer apps—but now there are over 100 competitive events to choose from,” he said. “The students use their classes and outside resources to study and prepare for their individual or team event.

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“The students were still able to compete, some taking online tests but the networking and in person workshops were curtailed. Also, the actual getting on a bus and staying at a hotel adds to the relevance of the event.”

Students who placed fourth or higher in the New Jersey FBLA State Leadership Conference, the results of which can be seen below, have moved on to the national competition.  

The bottom of the list represents the LHS chapter awards received. Those students and groups as well as students taking individual tests are moving on to the remote National Competition.

“This year was especially challenging given how students had to compete and present remotely, but our Lancers did it,” said FBLA co-advisor Maggie Wohltmann. “We are proud of all students who competed at the state level.”

Event

Place

First Name

Last Name

American Enterprise Project Team

1

Aidan

Baris

American Enterprise Project Team

1

Shane

Samuels

 

Global Business Team

1

Aarush

Raj

Global Business Team

1

Jordan

Scherr

Global Business Team

1

Sidhant

Srivastava

 

Management Decision Making Team

1

Aditi

Desai

Management Decision Making Team

1

Aditya

Desai

Management Decision Making Team

1

Nicole

Rong

 

Marketing Team

1

Ishan

Saxena

Marketing Team

1

Hannah

Swee

 

Mobile Application Development Team

1

Samuel

Hall

Mobile Application Development Team

1

Joseph

Kim

Mobile Application Development Team

1

Rahul

Shah

 

Sales Presentation

1

Holden

Baris

 

Emerging Business Issues Team

2

Kevin

Chen

Emerging Business Issues Team

2

Chengnan

Li

Emerging Business Issues Team

2

Edward

Wang

 

Introduction to Business Communication

2

Jeffrey

Xu

 

Client Service

3

Xingzhi “Jack”

Xu

 

Coding & Programming

3

Shourya

Bansal

 

Social Media Campaign Team

3

Matthew

Zhang

Social Media Campaign Team

3

Lucas

Zhu

 

Emerging Business Issues Team

4

Gabriella

Petrullo

Emerging Business Issues Team

4

John

Soroka

Emerging Business Issues Team

4

Emily

Sze

 

Public Service Announcement Team

4

Jesse

Li

Public Service Announcement Team

4

Benjamin

Ma

Public Service Announcement Team

4

Charles

Yu

 

Public Speaking

 

4

 

Gloria

 

Liu

 

Client Service

5

Jason

Selvin

       

 

Chapter Awards

     

Super Sweeps

     

Non Stop November

     

Action Awareness

     

Chapter Challenge

     

Membership Equalization

     

Membership Expansion

     

Chapter Website Award of Merit

     

Gold Officer, Aditya Desai

     

Sidhant Srivastava: LHS November Member of the Month

   

Jordan Scherr: LHS December Member of the Month

     

Alex Selvin: LHS January Member of the Month

     

January FBLA Member of the Month– Alex Selvin 

     

 

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