LCTI students dominate FBLA regional competition

From left, Jaileen Cortes-Soto, Zachary Schiffner and Francheska Santiago notched a first-place finish in the Graphics Design category at the FBLA Region 28 Leadership Conference.

From left, Jaileen Cortes-Soto, Zachary Schiffner and Fransheska Santiago notched a first-place finish in the Graphics Design category at the FBLA Region 28 Leadership Conference.

SCHNECKSVILLE, Pa. | Sixteen Lehigh Career & Technical Institute students are heading to the next round of competition after standout performances Friday (Dec. 2) at the FBLA Region 28 Leadership Conference.

More than 70 percent of LCTI’s competitors qualified for the Pennsylvania FBLA State Leadership Conference, which is scheduled April 3-5 in Hershey. They bested students from nearly two dozen Lehigh and Northampton county schools at the daylong event hosted by Lehigh Carbon Community College.

The following students competed in last week’s regionals. Those students whose names are marked with an asterisk qualified for the state contest.

William Allen High School

Jose Feliciano — Help Desk, Tenth Place
Computer & Networking Technology

Gavriel Fernandez* — Help Desk, Fifth Place
Computer & Networking Technology

Brian Reyes — Graphic Design, Fourth Place (with Tomecek)
Web Design/Web Programming

Victor Millan Rivera* — Client Services, First Place
Administrative Office Technology/Accounting

Denicha Delgado Rodriguez — Job Interview, Second Place
Administrative Office Technology/Accounting

Franklina Arias Rodriguez* — Word Processing, First Place
Administrative Office Technology/Accounting

Catasauqua Area High School

Christian Kingsley*  — Computer Problem Solving, First Place
Computer & Networking Technology

Isaac Tavarez*  —  Cyber Security, First Place
Computer & Networking Technology

Cris Tomecek — Graphic Design, Fourth Place (with Reyes)
Web Design/Web Programming

Louis E. Dieruff High School

Jaileen Cortes-Soto*   —  Graphic Design, First Place (with Santiago and Schriffner)
Web Design/Web Programming

Fransheska Santiago* —  Graphic Design, First Place (with Santiago and Schiffner)
Web Design/Web Programming

Zachary Schiffner*   —  Graphic Design, First Place (with Cortes-Soto and Santiago)
Web Design/Web Programming

Emmaus High School

Brandon Durrick* — Computer Applications, Second Place
Administrative Office Technology/Accounting

Northwestern Lehigh High School

Tyler Shupp*  — Computer Problem Solving, Second Place
Computer & Networking Technology

Garrett Stinnard* — Networking Concepts, First Place
Computer & Networking Technology

Parkland High School

Akeem Mohammed* — Networking Concepts, Third Place
Computer & Networking Technology

Antonio Smith  — Computer Problem Solving, Sixth Place
Computer & Networking Technology

Robert Schenetzke* — Introduction to Information Technology, First Place
Computer & Networking Technology

Tyler Young* — Future Business Leader, First Place
Marketing & Business Education

Salisbury High School

Cory Brunner* — Computer Applications, First Place
Administrative Office Technology/Accounting

Whitehall High School

Gabby Stephens* — Word Processing, Second Place
Administrative Office Technology/Accounting

Griffin Wampole — Word Processing, First Place
Computer & Networking Technology

Also Friday, Akeem Mohammed was named Who’s Who of Region 28 for his leadership, past performances in FBLA competitions and strong chapter fundraising. Several LCTI students competed in events for which the results will not be announced until mid January.

The FBLA-PBL, or Future Business Leaders of America- Phi Beta Lambda, is one of seven career and technical student organizations at LCTI. Administrative Office Technology/Accounting instructor Elaine Beam serves as the chapter advisor.

Kudos to all the competitors and congratulations to the state qualifiers and their instructors!

Learn more about how the Administrative Office Technology/Accounting, Computer & Networking Technology, Marketing & Business Education and Web Design/Web Programming programs prepare students for success.

Read the complete news release.

Media Contact: Precious Petty, Public Relations Coordinator, 610-799-1450, pettyp@lcti.org

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