Business Magnet Moves on to State Competitions

Giovanna Hughes accepting her award for  Entrepreneurship and Accounting 1
Giovanna Hughes accepting her award for Entrepreneurship and Accounting 1

The Business Magnet Program had 70 members of JSerra’s Future Business Leaders of America participate in the Section FBLA Conference at University High School in Irvine.

Students tested in subjects ranging from personal finance to business communications, with many students competing in more than one subject.

JSerra turned out a record year for this Conference, with over ten students medaling in their respective positions.

Two students in particular, Andrew Ormonde and Daniel Yun, are moving on to compete in the State Championships, to be held April 18-22, in Santa Clara.

“ I am once again very proud from the amazing work of our FBLA members.   Two years in a row we have sent students to state, which is in itself very astonishing,” said Program Director, Carol Chaffee.

Students who medaled and their respective subject are as follows:

Giovanna Hughes- Entrepreneurship and Accounting 1

Maggie Beyer- Entrepreneurship

Max Gamperl- Parliamentary Procedure

Zach Ramsey- Parliamentary Procedure

Adryan Son- Parliamentary Procedure

Jonathan Fabulich- Parliamentary Procedure

Stuart Young- Parliamentary Procedure

Angelica Ramos- Business Procedures

Emily Day- Public Speakig 2

Jonathan Lopez- Economics

Hunter Kempf- Personal Finance

Andrew Ormonde- Global Business

Daniel Yun- Global Business

Business Magnet Attends FBLA Sectionals

 JSerra’s Business Magnet Students had the opportunity to attend their first  Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Southern Section Leadership conference at Fullerton College.

Guest speakers at the event included, Nathan Nguyen, a entrepreneur and former FBLA member who became a millionaire while he was an undergraduate student at the University of Southern California, and Gahram Kand, owner and founder of the Law Offices of Gahram Kang, a Professional Law Corporartion.

The students’ hard work and dedication throughout the year paid off, resulting in 17 medalists, and three competitors that will move on to the state competitions April 19- 22 in Irvine. Competing in the team event category of entrepreneurship, Zach Wonzniki and Frank Sundstedt proved to be a good match, qualifying for state. Kristjan Thordorson received second place and will also be going to state to compete in the category of computer problem solving.

The individual event medalists list is as follows: Chase Anderson – Business Law, Saba Sahmoedini – Intro to Business, Giovanna Hughes – Intro to Business, and Adam Molina – Personal Finance. Medalists for the team events include Mark Ikalowych and Cole Schleppy – Marketing, Lauren and Montana Cooper – Business Management Decisions, Stuart Young, Max Gamperl, Johnathan Fabulich, and Robert Charles – Parliamentary Procedures, Max Palmer and Cody Dupuis – Global Business.

For more information on JSerra’s Business Magnet Program click here.

Former Toshiba VP Carol Chaffee to Lead New Business Magnet Program

JSerra announced that math teacher and former corporate senior executive Carol Chaffee will lead JSerra’s new business magnet program.

Chaffee, a former vice president of sales for nationally-renowned public companies such as Toshiba America Information Systems, said she looks forward to preparing students for the rigors of collegiate business education.

“JSerra is revolutionizing the high school experience,” said Chaffee, who will hold the title Business Magnet Program Director. “Its partnership with Mission Hospital to train the next generation of medical professionals is cutting edge. And now, our affiliation with UC Irvine’s highly ranked Paul Merage School of Business will help prepare students for business school in a way unheard of until now.”

Carol Chaffee featured in OC Metro's Movers & Shakers

Chaffee has worked as a top sales executive, an executive recruiter and as an entrepreneur. She founded “C” Enterprises, Inc., a computer parts manufacturer that she sold in 1991.

Mark Simons, President and CEO of Toshiba America Information Systems, said Chaffee’s diverse experience and knowledge make her the perfect candidate to lead the new program.

“With Carol’s teaching experience coupled with her business acumen, the program will offer students a sound business education background as well as real-world business situations,” he said. “JSerra, this new program and most of all the students will benefit from her talented leadership.”

JSerra’s President and CEO Frank Talarico agrees.

“We are blessed at JSerra to have teachers with incredible workplace accomplishments and resumes educating our students,” he said. “Carol built a company that did $5 million in annual sales, and worked with distinction alongside top executives at some of the region’s best-known companies. We are thrilled that she will develop and nurture and grow one of our marquee new programs.”

To learn more about the program or to apply click here

Also click here to see OC Metro’s Movers & Shakers featuring Carol Chaffee