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MRHS FBLA Succeeds in Chicago!

This past summer, sixty MRHS students competed with over 12,000 high school students in the FBLA National Conference that took place in Chicago, Illinois. Over the course of five days, students competed in their respected events, attended inspiring workshops, and explored the city of Chicago. Among the 60 MRHS FBLA members that competed, 10 received national recognition. Congratulations to the following students:

Jack Doohan                   1st place, Business Communications                        


Keerthana Venkatesh      4th place, Accounting II                                            


Robert Fan                      5th place, Intro to Business Communications           


Even Su                           5th place, Economics                                                


Aiden Tauro                     5th place, Business Calculations                               


Annushka Mehta and     8th  place, Intro to Business Presentation                  

Nayna Punuru 


Mason Epperly,               9th place, Sports & Entertainment Marketing     

Jack McDonough, and    

 RJ Gajan 

Outside of the competition, students’ visited “The Bean” and took a scenic boat ride where they learned about the architecture of the city’s buildings. Together, MRHS FBLA members took advantage of exciting opportunities and created impactful memories!



    A view of the Chicago skyline from Lake Michigan

MRHS FBLA students under Cloud Gate (aka The Bean) in 

downtown Chicago

“What I enjoy about these trips is getting to meet people from all over the world in a new and exciting city. More often than not, they’re people our age who are incredibly smart and similarly interested in the world of business. I came back with a sense of being much more ambitious!”

  • Sachi Akmal, a rising senior


“My favorite part of FBLA are the people! Everyone has different career goals and interests. The organization is a great way to meet new people and make lifelong friends.”


  • Esha Singaraju, Regional Vice President

“I was very hesitant to join FBLA in the beginning…being able to go on trips like our Nationals and fun outings together really changed my opinion! Though FBLA is heavily involved in the business aspect, it is way more than just that.” 


                      -     Meaghan Leary, a rising junior


Some of the national finalists included (from left) Eric Li, Jack Doohan, Keerthana Venkatesh, and Aiden Tauro

 Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) provides students with the opportunity to travel, network through workshops, and explore possible career pathways. FBLA has a variety of events that allows students to engage in topics that interest them. Although the club is centered around competing, it also gives students the chance to grow closer to the people around them. Marvin Ridge FBLA is not just a club but a community, and through it, students obtain skills that prepare them for the future.

MRHS FBLA Succeeds in Chicago!


Nayna Punuru