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Press Release: Maryland Students Take Home Medals At FBLA National Conference

Eleven Honorees from Seven Systems

For Immediate Release                                               Contact: Bill Reinhard, 410-767-0486

Baltimore, MD (July 10, 2015)

Maryland’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) delegation brought home 11 medals from the recent National Leadership Conference and Competition held in Chicago.

More than 225 students and advisers from the State attended the National Leadership Conference, June 29-July 2. The conference brought together more than 10,000 students and advisers from throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Department of Defense Dependent Schools Europe, China, and Haiti.  Attendees participated in leadership workshops, campaign rallies, regional meetings, and competitive events. The Maryland students listed received national ranking at the FBLA Awards of Excellence Program held July 2.

Student Name(s)





Olivia Richart



North East High School

North East, MD
Cecil County

Pranav Ganapathy
Kunal Pathade

American Enterprise Project


Centennial High School

Ellicott City, MD
Howard County

Rishub Nahar
Omkar Konaraddi

Business Ethics


Urbana High School

Ijamsville, MD
Frederick County

Yixuan Jiu

Business Law


Marriotts Ridge High School

Marriottsville, MD
Howard County

Affan Hussain, Josh Talley, and Peter Sergyeyenko

Computer Game & Simulation Programming


Dulaney High School

Cockeysville, MD
Baltimore County

Alexandra Harrington



Huntingtown High School

Huntingtown, MD
Calvert County

Nick Santangelo

Health Care Administration


Marriotts Ridge High School

Marriottsville, MD
Howard County

Thorne Lindsay

Insurance & Risk Management


Allegany High School

Cumberland, MD
Allegany County

Handa Chun
Shayan Siahpoushan

Network Design


Mount Hebron High School

Ellicott City, MD
Howard County

Nikki Datta
Kristin Li

Public Service Announcement


River Hill High School

Clarksville, MD
Howard County

Katherine Hofman

Word Processing


Worcester Technical High School

Newark, MD
Worcester County

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education association. Its mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. The association is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, just outside Washington, DC. Within Maryland, more than 2,700 students participate in 80 high school chapters across the state.

For more information about Career Technology Education and FBLA, please contact Diana Hegmann, State Director, Maryland State Department of Education at 410-767-0536. You can also visit the official FBLA Maryland website at