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RHS Students Place at NJ FBLA Competition

Information submitted by Ms. Cheryl Bott

By Jennifer Ersalesi

Photo credit Barbara O'Donnell


Recently several students who are members of the NJ Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) at Rutherford High School participated in the Northern Regional Competition. The competition is an online test. Students were given a list of tests to choose from for the competition and they took the tests while in school.


Out of the thirty-three students that participated in the NJ Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Northern Regional Competition, the following students placed in the categories listed and are now qualified to compete at the State level in March:


Luke Marron - Advertising – 1st Place

Thomas Messiha - Advertising – 2nd Place

Zachary Herninko - Advertising – 6th Place

Kyrollos Messiha - Introduction to Business Procedures – 6th Place

Sahana Jayakanthan - Introduction to Business Communications – 6th Place

Kia Parikh - Introduction to FBLA – 1st Place

Palak Purohit - Introduction to FBLA – 4th Place

Manuel Carino - Introduction to FBLA – 8th Place

Steve Pisciotta - Personal Finance – 7th Place

First row— Mrs. Cherryl Bott, FBLA Advisor, Sahana Jayakanthan, Palak Purohit, Kia Parikh, Luke Marron, Steven Pisciotta, Zachary Herninko, Mrs. Judy Leonard, FBLA Advisor. Back row from the left Kyrollos Messiha and Thomas Messiha. Not pictured- Manuel Carino.

To prepare for the upcoming competition that will take place in March, the students will take practice tests and study materials that are provided to them.


"I am very proud of these students for preparing on their own for these tests and well-representing the RHS Business Department,” Ms. Cherryl Bott explained.


Mrs. Judy Leonard told TIR, "After teaching business at RHS for the past 23 years, the students look forward to this competition and it is amazing to see many Regional winners every year."


Mrs. Judy Leonard teaches Fundamentals of Business, Honors Accounting, and Investing in the Stock Market. Ms. Cherryl Bott teaches Fundamentals of Business, Accounting, Digital Applications, Desktop Publishing, and Web Page Design. To learn more about the Business/ Computer Department at Rutherford High School, click here.


Superintendent Jack Hurley told TIR, "I am very proud of the students who represented the District so well. Congratulations to them and their instructors on this achievement."


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