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.
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The JSerra Business Magnet program is half way through it’s inaugural year and has already opened an on-campus student run store, designed a spill-proof liquid container for the school, attended multiple seminars and conferences among many other great accomplishments.
The Business Magnet program had the honor of hearing speakers share their knowledge and experiences this year, but the program has also attended a seminar at University of California, Irvine last November hosted by Bixby Land Company President and Chief executive, Bill Halford.
UCI Paul Merage School Of Business was so impressed by the students at the seminar they have been invited to another seminar with speaker Jim McCluney, Chief Executive Officer Emulex corporation.
The Business Magnet Program students will be visiting Fullerton College March 3 to participate in the Future Business Leaders of America Southern Sectionals competition.
Many of the students are taking exams on business topics of their choice and many others will be doing co-op test where multiple students will work together on a range of topics.
Junior Max Palmer and senior Cody Dupuis will be competing in the Global Business group testing.
“We are excited to put the knowledge of ours together and the things we have learned in our intro to business course. We plan on making it to Nationals together and expect great success from our classmates as well,” said Palmer and Dupuis.
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