Mount Morris CTE Students Among State Champions in FBLA Competition | Lifestyles
MOUNT MORRIS – Six IT students from Mount Morris Career and Technical Education Center were recently placed in the top five – with a top prize – in four categories at the New York State FBLA competition.
Students from Perry, Warsaw and Wayland-Cohocton submitted projects they worked on for much of the year in the CIS class. These projects were judged against submissions from other students from across New York State. Participation in the competition is voluntary.
Larry Harvey, CIS instructor at the Mount Morris CTE Center, highlighted how the students set a great example for their classmates.
“At the start of the school year, I presented this competition opportunity to my students and explained all the categories of the competition. Attendance at these events is not mandatory, which means students must go beyond their normal classes to enter the New York State FBLA competition, ”Harvey said.
Two students, William Bucknam from Perry and Cristian Ciccarelli from Warsaw, won first place in the category of computer game programming and simulation.
This was the fifth year in a row that Mount Morris CTE students have won the FBLA state title in game design and simulation programming, Harvey said.
not Digital video: fourth place to Kim Ayers, Wayland-Cohocton; Abigail Englebert, Perry; and Eric Years, Wayland-Cohocton.
not Computer Problem Solving: Kim Ayers of Wayland-Cohocton received fifth place.
not Graphic Design: Perry’s Desirae Grasby won fourth place.
“I am very proud of these students for continuing to put effort into competing at this high level,” he said. “It was because of their drive and self-motivation that they were able to continue our winning streak and for William and Cristian to win our fifth consecutive New York State FBLA title in game design and programming. simulation.”
FBLA is the high school division of Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda Inc. The FBLA helps high school students prepare for a career in business through academic competitions, leadership development, and educational programs.
The Mount Morris Career and Technical Education Center is a program of Genesee Valley BOCES, which functions as a cooperative education services board providing shared programs and services to 22 school districts located in Genesee, Wyoming, Livingston and Steuben counties.