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Maryland Students Score Top Recognition at FBLA National Conference

BALTIMORE, MD – During the recent National Leadership Conference and Competition held in Anaheim, CA., Maryland’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) delegation brought home fourteen (14) awards, including four top-three medal winners.

More than 240 students and advisers from Maryland attended the National Leadership Conference, held June 29-July 2. The conference brought together more than 12,000 participants from throughout the US, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Department of Defense Dependent Schools Europe, China, and Haiti. Attendees participated in leadership workshops, campaign rallies, regional meetings, and competitive events. The Maryland students listed below received national ranking at the FBLA Awards of Excellence Program held to close out the conference.

* North East High, Cecil County, first place in the Local Chapter Business Report.
* Luke Mann, Marriotts Ridge High, Howard County, first place for Mobile Application Development.
* Suharsh Buddala, Mupparapu Neelesh and Shawn Nijjar, Eastern Technical High, Baltimore County, first place in Emerging Business Issues.
* Northern High, Calvert County, third place for Local Chapter Business Report.
* Steven Jim, Mt. Hebron High, Howard County, fourth place for Economics.
* Jacob Decker, Catonsville High, Baltimore County, fourth place for Introduction to Business Communications.
* Adrian Parker, Randallstown High, Baltimore County, fifth place for Help Desk.
* Amy Chen, River Hill High, Howard County, sixth place for Publications Design.
* Niloy Gupta, Gokul Kansan, Rachel Ma and Cindy Tian, River Hill High, Howard County, seventh place for Parliamentary Procedure.
* Jordan Davis, Randallstown High, Baltimore County, seventh place for Public Speaking.
* Brandon Sears, Center for Career and Technology Education, Frederick County, eighth place for Cyber Security.
* Francis Maglaqui, Eastern Technical High, Baltimore County, ninth place for Introduction to Business.
* Daniel O’Donnell and Josh Talley, Dulaney High, Baltimore County, ninth place for Mobile Application Development.
* Jonathan Zhao, River Hill High, Howard County, ninth place for Future Business Leader.

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education association. Its mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. The association is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, just outside Washington, DC. Within Maryland, more than 3,000 students participate in 85 high school chapters across the state.

For more information about Career Technology Education and FBLA, please contact Diana Hegmann, State Director, Maryland State Department of Education at 410-767-0536. You can also visit the official FBLA Maryland website at