Marian Catholic's FBLA chapter recently participated in the Region 23 Conference, held at Bloomsburg University. The objective testing for the conference was completed online at the individual chapter schools while the performance events were held at Bloomsburg. While at the Conference on December 17, 2010, members participated in an opening session, voted for candidates for the regional office, and attended an awards session. The Tolerance Troupe of Selinsgrove High School was there to present their skits on cyber bullying and hurtful teenage relationships.

Marian had 48 members participating in the conference with 31 placing in the top of their category and 18 eligible and planning to attend the state conference in Hershey, PA April 4, 5, and 6th, 2011.

Competing members and results as follows:

Members eligible to attend the State Conference: Samantha Faust, 1st place, Business Communication; team of Mia Casale , Emily DeSantis, Julian Mick, 1st place, Business Ethics; Christine Valente, 1st place, Hospitality Management; EmmaRose Boyle, 1st place, Impromptu Speaking; team of Brandon Dopira, Gino Kociolek, Connor Schleicher, 1st place, Management Information Systems; Emily Burger, 1st place, Marketing; team of Rachel Krajcirik, Taylor Mele, Katie Mongi, Alexa Nemeth, 1st place, Parliamentary Procedure; team of Cathleen Cataldo, Kathleen Reilly, 2nd place, Desktop Publishing; Briana O'Donnell, 2nd place, Sports Management; Emily Nerino, 3rd place, Business Law. Members placing, not eligible for State Conference: Victoria Vadyak, 2nd place, Job Interview; team of Emily Betterly, Brianna Kubishin, 2nd place, Network Design; team of Joanna Butala, Kimberly Wilson, 3rd place, Banking & Financial Systems; team of Amanda McHugh, Brittni Vernitsky, 3rd place, Desktop Publishing; team of Jessica Horlacher, Michael Skotek, 3rd place, Global Business; team of Jessica DeLash, Sabrina Krupko, Kara Sedlack, 3rd place, Management Decision Making; Jacqueline Goulstone, 3rd place, Public Speaking II. Members competing: Alexis Keim and

Katie Smulligan, Business Communication; Eugene Brady, Cyber Security; team of Christian Legath, Arianna Srinivasin, Amanda Srinivasin, Emerging Business Issues; team of Brendan McGowan and Anthony Pilla, Entrepreneurship; Thomas Hagenbuch and Logan Rutch, Health Care Administration; Gillian Ferko, Hospitality Management; MarySusan McAndrew, Introduction to Technology Concepts; Nicholas Hopeck and Olivia Wildoner, Marketing; Christy Digiandomenico, Public Speaking I; Anthony Agosti, Sports Management. Also in attendance at the Regional Conference: Abigail Burkhardt, Madyson Dyer, and Olivia D'Angelo. Advisor is Mrs. Patricia Patton.

FBLA is a student run organization that helps prepare students for the business world. The State Leadership Conference is one of the major events in the PA FBLA year in which members who qualify to attend participate in a variety of workshops throughout their three day stay at Hershey as well as attempt to advance further in their category of competition.