On April 4, Eight members of the Future Business Leaders of America club in the high school attended a leadership conference and competition at Hershey for two days.
Lucia Minniti, Megan Sharkey, Maggie Dougherty, Victoria Kalinovich, Skylar Sherman, Andrew Dorsey, Matt Kilgariff, and Nick Lombardi qualified in their original tests to compete again against the winners of other FBLA high school clubs.
The students all competed in different events, such as taking a test in Business Math or Grammar or presenting a subject to an audience. When they weren’t competing, the students attended educational classes where they learned how to be successful in the business world, or they watched other winners present or give a speech to try to compete in first in their category.
“The experience was eye-opening, and I would definitely go back if I had the chance.” said freshman Victoria Kalinovich.
In the closing ceremony, the winners of all the competitions were announced in front of everyone who attended. NH-S students waited anxiously to hear their names called. When they heard “From New Hope Solebury, Lucia Minniti and Megan Sharkey...” they jumped up and shouted like crazy.Although the two juniors did not place high enough to advance to the next level, it was indeed a proud moment for our tiny school. Lucia and Megan were able to go up on an extravagant stage and receive a well-deserved plaque for their performance. The trip overall taught the students how to achieve what they want in life and that if you work hard enough, you can accomplish anything.