Kennedy Duo Places in State Business Competition

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Linda Jiang and Hugh Cheung of Kennedy High School in the Bellmore-Merrick Central School District placed fourth in the New York State Future Business Leaders of America competitions.

Their category, Banking and Financial Systems, required them to complete a 100-question test and later provide and present an impromptu solution to a case study to a panel of judges.

“This is an amazing accomplishment as, not only are they both freshmen and first-time competitors, they competed against high school students of all ages,” said Roseann Damato, the Future Business Leaders of America adviser.
 
This feat earned them a place at the national event in Anaheim, California. Additionally, Hugh placed fifth in the Introduction to Financial Math category.

FBLA is the largest career student organization in the world. FBLA’s state and national awards program recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. Through state-based competition at the spring State Leadership Conferences, members compete in events that test their business knowledge and skills. Top winners in each state are eligible to compete for honors at the National Leadership Conference each summer.