Advisor:  Mr. Remick

    Future Business Leaders of America from Wappingers had an outstanding showing at the state competition in Rochester last week where they competed for three days against more than 500 students. This was a rebuilding year for NYS FBLA and for our local chapters. Only thirteen students made the trip this year from John Jay and three from R.C. Ketcham, but once again, Wappingers brought home more than our fair share of the metal. Competitions have a wide variety of formats. The presentations vary from pre-submitted projects, multiple choice tests, public speaking, role-plays, and combinations thereof in multiple rounds from regionals to states.  Students placing 1st - 4th at the state level qualify for the National FBLA Competition in Chicago in July.

    1st place awards: 

    Public Speaking: Sydney O'Connor

    Cyber Security: Aditi Rathi

    Parliamentary Procedure Team: Ashley Qiu, Scott Gremelsbacker, Saathu Nagareddy, and Samuel Thomas         


    2nd place awards:

    Computer Game & Simulation Programming Team: Amir Habib and Nathaniel Hom

    Human Resource Management: Sydney O'Connor

    Organizational Leadership: Ashley Qiu


    3rd place awards:

    Accounting II: Samuel Thomas

    Business Calculations: Brandon Cheung 

    Cyber Security: Di Chen

    Health Care Administration: Simal Patel

    UX Design (computer user experience): Susanne Robinson


    4th place awards:

    Insurance and Risk Management: Jes Mukkatt

    Introduction to Information Technology: Nathaniel Hom

    Social Media Strategies Team: Scott Gremelsbacker and Jes Mukkatt


    5th place awards:

    Accounting I: Ayushi Pandya

    Business Management: Di Chen

    Data Analysis: Susanne Robinson

    Health Care Administration: Aditi Rathi

    Networking Infrastructure: Brandon Cheung

    Website Design: Dylan Deacon


    The best thing about being an advisor to an academic club is that you get to work with the people who will lead us into the future in business, medicine, computer science, politics, journalism, or anything else their heart desires. No matter what place they earned this time, these kids are all winners in life.

    Please join Daniella Rivera, Ron Remick and Jocelyn Humphries in congratulating all 16 outstanding Wappingers students who competed in this year’s New York State FBLA competition!