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Montgomery FBLA heads to states

By Staff | Jan 21, 2014

Six students from Montgomery High School recently qualified for FBLA States.  From left to right are Corrine Schaffer, Michael Alexander, Hannah Umpstead, Eli Goodyear, and Kelly Kratzer.

The Montgomery High School’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is an organization for students to learn about the exciting world of business. Students all over America have the opportunity to travel to competitions and show off their skills.

Montgomery Area School District is particularly excited about this year’s competition because they have 6 students who made it to states and will be going to Hershey on April 7-9. This is more than they have had in years according to advisor, Betty Marr. Marr says, “It’s pretty exciting to see our future leaders make it this far.” Mrs. Marr is not the only excited one. The students that made it to the state competition are ecstatic about their wins.

Michael Alexander, one of the student contestants says, “All the effort I put into the studying of finance has paid off! It is an honor to represent this school and town. I’m really excited for this opportunity!”

“I am extremely surprised to have made it to states. It feels good to not be going alone. I think this is the most we’ve taken to states in a long time,” added Cecelia Getgen.

The other four students making it to states are Hannah Umpstead, Kelly Kratzer, Corinne Shaffer, and Eli Goodyear. Two of the six future leaders, Hannah Umpstead and Cecelia Getgen, are returning to states for the second time.