Future Business Leaders of America, otherwise known as FBLA, is an organization that provides members with many leadership opportunities and the opportunity to take part in many different activities throughout the school year.
Competitions between high schools are either regional, state, or at the national level, depending on the performance of students within Stroudsburg High School.
Founded in 1942, the program was introduced to Stroudsburg High School in 1984 by Ms. Celin. The current FBLA advisers for the high school are Ms. Kathy Sickler and Ms. Jodie Haggerty. They oversee the club year round. The optimal time to join is between September and November, so a student does not miss out on any competitions or experiences.
Members have the chance of earning special recognition through events and awards that are offered, and many gain an edge for college and career success.
There are also many fundraisers for the chosen state charity project. This year the Pennsylvania State Officers for FBLA have chosen the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The final fundraiser this year is Thursday, March 14, where there will be a Dodgeball tournament at the Stroudsburg Junior High School for grades 8-12 to participate in.
FBLA meets every other week on Wednesdays after school hours in the cafeteria, starting in late September. Stroudsburg’s FBLA program has over 200 members from grades 9-12.
“There is stress at times during the FBLA year, but I do enjoy advising it because to see students being excited about making it to either states or nationals is exciting.” said Sickler.
FBLA Regional Leadership Winners/State Qualifiers for 2019.
Accounting II – Ben Reyes
Broadcast Journalism – Amanda Bruckstein, Emily Mars, Madison Imber
Entrepreneurship – William Marina, Conor Savage, Evan Smith
Future Business Leader – Hirali Patel
Health Care Administration – Kayla Bago
Hospitality Management – Rory Dalton, Ayden Hatten, Alec Rump
Insurance & Risk Management – Michael Antal
Introduction to Information Technology – Christina Jones
Introduction to Public Speaking – Taha Vahanvaty
Parliamentary Procedure – Shu-Yu Chen, Connor Banashefski, Andre Green, Parker
Daly, Zachary Landvik-Larsen
Political Science – Sydney Williges
Social Media Campaign – Hannah Persuad, Victoria Robles, Keyanna Safforld
Accounting I – Gigi Schimpf
Accounting II – Salvatore Gallo
Broadcast Journalism – Julia Delaney, Ivana Karataseva
Computer Problem Solving – Brayden Graham
Future Business Leader – Joanna Chen
Help Desk – Nina Goldshmid
Introduction to Parliamentary Procedures – Shahid Khan
Job Interview – Sydney Graves
Parliamentary Procedure – Jared Everett, Kyle Wilson, Jacob Farda, Rayhan Razak,
Banking & Financial Systems – Andrew Marina, Jacob Mohring
Economics – Justin Dit
Marketing – Calvin Leon, Mark McDonald
Network Design – Basil Damra, Jeffrey Pasciak
Organizational Leadership – Guinevere Trunfio
Health Care Administration – Ivan Raun
Introduction to Financial Management – Jhonathan Quinonez
Introduction to Business Procedures– Maddy Gasper
Introduction to Financial Management – Alyssa Robles
Introduction to Information Technology – Kai Stasulli
Introduction to Parliamentary Procedures – Gavin Hall
Management and Decision Making – Natalia Ruminska, Edlira Sulaj
Management Information Systems – Isabel Almeida, Brittney Wrazien
Personal Finance – Rohit Sachdeva
Political Science – Aubree Voth
Introduction to Business Procedures— Ciara Conboy
2018-2019 State only Event Qualifiers:
3D Animation: Team 1: Vasilia Briegel , Paras Briegel, Taryn Silvernale
Team 2: Maggie Trunfio, Joseph Burch
Public Service Announcement: Sergio Butron, Jessica Hall, Hana Weiss
American Enterprise Project: Hirali Patel, Ben Reyes