Twenty-eight members of the Oxford Area High School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America will attend the Pennsylvania FBLA State Leadership Conference and Competition to be held from April 7 to 9 at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center. The students qualified for the conference after participating in several business-related categories at the FBLA Region 9 conference on Dec. 2, when over 600 chapter members from 14 area high schools competed in online events as well as live presentations at Great Valley High School.

Oxford students advancing to the state level are seniors Davin Axelsson, first place for Spreadsheet Applications, and Toria Calibey, first place for Word Processing; seniors Rachel Winand and Lauren Keeler, first place for Desktop Publishing, Team; the team of seniors Hannah Cummiskey, Carly Gaspar and Alyssa Sniechoski, first place for Hospitality Management; and sophomore Abby Roper, first place for FBLA Principles & Procedures.

Also advancing to the state level are the team of senior Kyle Youssi,  juniors Elaine Estes and Thomas Sumner, and sophomores Joe Barr and Emma Wilkinson, second place, Parliamentary Procedure, Team; the team of juniors Bailee Hilaman and Brad Way, second place, Desktop Publishing, Team; juniors Josh Stillman, third place, Business Calculations, and Alex Peffer, third place, Business Law; freshman Sarah Johnson, second place, FLBA Principles & Procedures; sophomore Jocelyn Golly, third place, Word Processing; and freshmen Gabrielle Murphy, third place, Introduction to Business; and Rachel Hannum, third place, FLBA Principles & Procedures. Senior Henry Trabue and sophomore Alex Chavez will also advance to the state competition for Agribusiness. 

Seniors Hannah McComsey, Brianne Roper and Jackie DiGiacomo will attend the conference after being named finalists in the Public Service Announcement event.

Junior Kassidy England will attend the state conference after being named a finalist in the Community Service Project category for organizing a car wash to benefit the Eli Seth Matthews Leukemia Foundation. 

 Along with Alyssa Sniechoski and Hannah Cummiskey, senior Chris Chavez will attend the state competition after the team was named a finalist in the American Enterprise Project event.   

Junior Abby Harvey was re-elected Region 9 secretary for 2014-2015 and will attend the conference as part of her current term. Emma Wilkinson was elected regional treasurer for the next school year. 

Any individual, business or organization interested in making a donation to the FBLA chapter to offset the cost of attending the state competition may contact adviser Kim Webber at kwebber@oxford.k12.pa.us.