St. Mary’s Ryken High School via

Leonardtown, MD- A team of our Future Business Leaders of America students traveled to North County High School in Glen Burnie at the beginning of January. 

At the Regional Conference, students attended workshops on “Leadership Through Confidence,” “The Art of Bulleting Journaling,” “I Don’t have time for this. .. But actually I do,” and “Mastering the Elevator Pitch.”  In addition to these sessions, these students – Katherine Craig, Zoe Beardsley, and Hannah Wetherald —  participated in an awards ceremony in which a number of our SMR students placed during recent competitions. 

Seven SMR competitors placed in the top 10 in our region.  Several members will journey to the FBLA State competition in Baltimore, Maryland in March.  The following FBLA members placed and those placing 5th and above are eligible for the State competition in the Spring.

  • Trent Auginbaugh, Accounting 1 (5th)
  • Selena Balanta, Personal Finance (9th )
  • Zoe Beardsley, Journalism (4th )
  • Drew Cunningham, Diante Somerville, Bryson Russell (Team) (9th)
  • Bianca Ingelido, Business Communication (8th 
  • Rodney Jefferson, Accounting 1 (3rd)
  • Kristen Root, Journalism (7th)
Image courtesy of St. Mary’s Ryken High School

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...