Seven LCTI students qualify for FBLA nationals

Reese Mink FBLA results

Reese Mink won first place in the Computer Applications event at the state FBLA conference.

HERSHEY, Pa. | Eight Lehigh Career & Technical Institute students finished among the top 10 in nine events this month at the Pennsylvania FBLA State Leadership Conference.

Fifteen students from LCTI’s Administrative Office Technology/Accounting, Computer & Networking Technology and Web Design/Web Programming program labs participated in the conference. They were some of 4,500 competitors from schools across the commonwealth who gathered April 9-11 for the annual event at Hershey Lodge & Conference Center.

Seven of LCTI’s students qualified to compete this summer at the FBLA National Leadership Conference in Baltimore, Maryland.

LCTI’s top 10 finishers are:

Louis E. Dieruff High School

Yeuris Martinez, Web Design/Web Programming

  • *Broadcast Journalism – Second Place

Catasauqua High School

Isaac Tavarez, Computer & Networking Technology

  • *Computer Problem Solving – Third Place
  • Internet Open Event – Third Place

Emmaus High School

Jake Smith, Web Design/Web Programming

  • *Coding & Programming – Fifth Place

Parkland High School

Shane Graefe, Administrative Office Technology/Accounting

  • Word Processing – Seventh Place

Akeem Mohammed, Computer & Networking Technology

  • *Computer Problem Solving – Second Place
  • Computer Operating Systems Open Event – Seventh Place

Robert Schenetzke and Antonio Smith, Computer & Networking Technology

  • *Network Design (Team Event) – Second Place

Southern Lehigh High School

Reese Mink, Administrative Office Technology/Accounting

  • *Computer Applications – First Place

The FBLA-PBL, or Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, is one of seven Career & Technical Student Organizations at LCTI. Administrative Office Technology/Accounting instructor Elaine Beam serves as the chapter advisor.

*Student qualified to compete in this event at nationals.

Congratulations to all of the state qualifiers and best of luck at nationals!

View the news release.

Media Contact: Precious Petty, Public Relations Coordinator, 610-799-1450,

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