McAuley Catholic sends student to FBLA Nationals

For the fourth straight year, McAuley Catholic High School will have a student compete in the National Future Business Leaders of America competition in June. Sophomore Langley Miller will compete virtually for the honor in the Introduction to Public Speaking category.

She took second place in the virtual FBLA state competition, which ran from April 18 through May 8.

McAuley Catholic’s John David Wheeler took 9th place in Introduction to Business Procedures while Isabella Bertoncino, Claire Colson and Johnny Johnson placed 8th in Public Service Announcement and David Green, Johnny Johnson and John Tran placed 6th in Broadcast Journalism. All students competed virtually.

Students were also recognized with a number of Business Achievement Awards which required students to complete a number of business/FBLA activities through an online system.  With each level, the activities became more in depth and the skill level was higher.  The students earning these awards include Isabella Bertoncino, Abbey Cahalan, Ramiro Cantu-Reyes, Matthew Dohman, Phillip Motazedi, Jacob Price, Jake Staton, Connor Steele, Kayleigh Teeter, John Tran, and Kevin Tran being recognized at the Future Level. Connor Ramsey and Connor Steele received the Business Level Business Achievement Award. Elizabeth Motazedi achieved the Leader Level Award and the America Level Business Achievement Award. The America Level is the highest, and is recognized at the National FBLA Awards Ceremony.

The McAuley Catholic FBLA chapter received the Gold Level Chapter of the Year award, which is the third year in a row that the chapter received this recognition. They also received the Gold Seal Chapter of Merit Award, which means McAuley’s chapter is in the top 15% in the state of Missouri.

Eight students were recognized for their community service awards, with two achieving more than 500 hours.

In February, McAuley Catholic had 40 students compete in the Future Business Leaders of America district competition at MSSU. Approximately 30 students qualified for the state competition.