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South High FBLA chapter holds annual celebration

January 08, 2007

The South Hagerstown High School chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) held its annual chapter celebration Nov. 15 at the school.

The celebration was held to install local chapter officers, induct the 2006-07 members and recognize the 2006 Fall Leadership Conference attendees.

Maryland Region I Vice President Katie Gonder attended and swore in the new officers.

The newly elected officers for 2006-07 are Kaitlin Green, president; September Meagher, co-vice president; Charles Boyer, co-vice president; Lizeth Hernandez, secretary; Brittany Funk, treasurer; Kelly Carson, store manager; Susie Zindel, historian; Jennifer Bezerra, reporter; Stephanie Edwards, parliamentarian; and Chris Davis, Web master.

Members inducted into FBLA are Chris Bell, Joseph Bender, Aaron Bugno, Lucas Cartwright, Casey Carpenter, Ross Carpenter, Reggie Cosens, Jason David, Amanda Edmiston, Jillian Farester, Jessica Jones, Rebecca Kennedy, Pramudita Lestari, Jennifer Martinez, Clifton Mowell, Sean Osborne, Chelsea Pfarr, Justine Printz, Colleen Shaeffer, Michael Spalding, Seth Younker and Nick Ziolkowski.

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Professional membership was extended to George Phillips, career and technology education supervisor; Richard Akers, South Hagerstown High School principal; C. JoAnne Knode, lead adviser; and Dan Litten and Jillian Thomas, new chapter advisers.

Certificates of participation and leadership awards were presented to the members who attended the Maryland Fall Leadership Conference in October. They were Charles Boyer, Stephanie Edwards, Kaitlin Green, William Wingo and Nick Ziolowski.

Lestari, an FBLA member and honorary Academy of Finance member, shared a presentation about being an exchange student at South High.

The 33-member chapter will be hosting the Region I Skills and Leadership Competition Feb. 1.

The chapter has launched a South High athletic Web site and an Academy of Finance Web site, and currently is working on launching an FBLA Web site. Field trips, guest speakers, community service projects and leadership conferences will round out the year for the chapter.

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda Inc. (FBLA-PBL) is a nonprofit vocational student organization that prepares students for careers in business and business education.

For information, contact Knode at 301-766-8369 or through the Washington County Board of Education Web site. For information about the national association, call 800-FBLA-WIN or go to FBLA-PBL's Web site at www.fbla-pbl.org.

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