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FBLA earns awards at Virtual State Conference

Sofia presenting at the Virtual State Conference

Mundelein High School’s chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competed at the 2020 Illinois State Conference. The competition was modified this year so that all competitors could virtually compete, as well as attend the opening and closing sessions. The conference was presided over by senior Sofia Feijoo as State Secretary.   

The State Conference consists of members competing in various events that test their business leadership skills. 

“We are proud of our members for competing at the State level, especially the extra work that went into a virtual competition,” said Chris Hoster, who advises the group along with Sarah Wilson. “This year, some of our students took tests, some had to create and send a video of their presentation, or some had to record a presentation over Google Meet with their team members. It was a lot of work, and the advisers are extremely proud!” Wilson said. “Mundelein adviser Chris Hoster also was responsible for putting together both general sessions for the conference,”she explained. 

Students who placed within the Top 4 at State are now qualified to compete at the National Leadership Conference, which will take place virtually June 29 through July 1. 

Mundelein High School FBLA members took home the following awards for competitive events:

First Place: Journalism: Ashley Cline

Second Place: American Enterprise Project: Sofia Feijoo, MacKenzie Stewart

Third Place: Management Decision Making: Sahil Patel, MacKenzie Stewart

Fourth Place:  E-Business: Kavana Belagur, Taneesha Tavkar; Social Media Campaign: Raina Kratz, Vikram Chandramouli

Fifth Place:  Sports & Entertainment Management: Cristian Santiago, Cale Sethna, Jeffrey Weiss

Sixth Place:  Introduction to Public Speaking: Alicia Brak  Public Service Announcement: Lauren Geary, Ellianna Pearson, Nathan Miller

Eighth Place:  Business Calculations: Nathan Clapp; Cyber Security: Christopher Hill; Global Business: Flavio Diaz, Sofia Feijoo, Ilya Vynnyk; Hospitality Management: Angelica Hernandez, Polina Rubin; Introduction to Business Presentations: Isabella Feijoo, Rafael Rosillo, Kyra Ryba; Introduction to Business Procedures: Aaron Anastos; Securities & Investments: Caitlyn Mathews

Ninth Place:  Digital Video Production: McKenzie Begg, Cameron Gilbert; Job Interview: Hannah Earich; Political Science: Alexis Hyde

Awards sessions can be viewed at

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