BALTIMORE (July13, 2018)– Maryland’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) delegation brought home eight awards from the recent National Leadership Conference (NLC) and Competition hosted in Baltimore. HeldJune 28 through July 1, 2018at the Baltimore Convention Center, this conference played host to thousands of students, advisers, judges, presenters, and families from around the country.

More than 350 students and advisers from Maryland attended the NLC alongside more than 14,000 students and advisers from throughout the U.S., 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 July 1, 2018.

Student Name(s)EventPlaceSchoolCity/County
Bradley CruikshankAccounting II7thNorth Caroline High SchoolCaroline
Abhishek Gogineni

Devak Murali

Matthew Nguyen

Digital Video Production8thUrbana High SchoolFrederick
Ryan JungEconomics3rdMount Hebron High SchoolHoward
Tiffany TaylorIntroduction to Business Procedures8thNorthern High SchoolCalvert
Riley HarrisLocal Chapter Annual Business Report10thNorth East High SchoolCecil
Jaizani WilsonPublic Speaking6thAnnapolis High SchoolAnne Arundel
Maitlin GreinerSpreadsheet Applications3rdHuntingtown High SchoolCalvert
Wyatt CurrieSpreadsheet Applications6thMount Hebron High SchoolHoward
Isabella RosascoMiddle Level Open – FBLA Facts1stNorthern Middle SchoolCalvert

Two additional important recognitions for Maryland go to FBLA student, Marjorie Antonio, from Eastern Technical High School, and her chapter adviser, Daniel Murphy. Marjorie was identified as Maryland’s Who’s Who in FBLA while her adviser was honored as the Outstanding Local Chapter Adviser for Maryland.

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. Within Maryland, more than 3,200 students participate in 85 high school FBLA 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 atwww.mdfbla.org.