11 MMA Cadets Qualify for FBLA State Following District Competition

11 MMA Cadets Qualify for FBLA State Following District Competition

Missouri Military Academy's Future Business Leaders of America competed at the district 6 competition held at Moberly Area Community College on Feb. 3, 2023. After a successful day of competition, Cadets Alexandre Snyder, Michael Pfiefer, Marco Afane, Zijie Zhou, Jet Rodewald, Malachi Imrie, Alexander Pro, Wayland Evans, Seydina Issa Diop, Albert Ogutu and Derek Paredes will be advancing to the FBLA State Leadership Conference April 16-18 in Springfield, Missouri. 

The district competition results are as follows: 

First Place 

  • Accounting I – Cadet Alexandre Snyder (Richmond Heights, Missouri) State Qualified
  • Cybersecurity – Cadet Michael Pfeifer (Mexico, Missouri) State Qualified
  • Supply Chain Management – Cadet Marco Afane (La Libertad, El Salvador) State Qualified

Second Place

  • Database Design & Application – Cadet Zijie Zhou (Shenzhen, China) State Qualified
  • Introduction to Business Concepts – Cadet Jet Rodewald (Brentwood, Tennessee) State Qualified
  • Political Science – Cadet Alexandre Snyder, State Qualified
  • UX Design – Cadet Zijie Zhou, State Qualified

Third Place

  • Accounting II – Cadet Malachi Imrie (Wildwood, Missouri) State Qualified
  • Advertising – Cadet Alexander Pro (Creve Coeur, Missouri) State Qualified
  • International Business – Cadets Jancarlo Barajas (San Clemente, California) and Wayland Evans (Evansville, Indiana)
  • Marketing – Cadets Marco Afane and Anthony Melick (Overland Park, Kansas) 

Fourth Place

  • Advertising – Cadet Wayland Evans, State Qualified
  • Cybersecurity – Cadet Seydina Issa Diop (Southaven, Mississippi) State Qualified
  • Hospitality and Event Management – Cadets Marco Afane, Anthony Melick and Bradley Thumbi (Overland Park, Kansas)
  • Introduction to Event Planning – Cadet Alvaro Gonzalez (Real De Hacienda De Valleescondido, Mexico)
  • Parliamentary Procedure – Cadets Gabriel Iglesias (Antiguo Cuscatlan, El Salvador) Malachi Imrie, Temuulen Manlai (Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia), Bradley Thumbi and Zijie Zhou

 Fifth Place

  • Cybersecurity – Cadet Derek Paredes (Port Saint Lucie, Florida) State Qualified
  • Economics – Cadet Albert Ogutu (Las Vegas, Nevada) State Qualified

Sixth Place

  • Organizational Leadership — Cadet Wayland Evans (Killeen, Texas)
  • Securities and Investments — Cadet Prince Enock Runazi (Kigali, Rwanda)

Eighth Place

  • Accounting I — Cadet Prince Enock Runazi (Kigali, Rwanda)
  • Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure — Cadet Miles Matthews (Fairfield Bay, Arkansas)
  • Securities and Investments — Cadet Benjamin Huynh (Overland Park, Kansas)

Tenth Place

  • Accounting I — Cadet Paulo Pereira De Abreu Donnabella (Belo Horizonte – MG, Brazil)
  • Personal Finance — Cadet Derek Paredes (Port Saint Lucie, Florida)
  • Securities and Investments — Cadet Alvaro Gonzalez Farre (Atizapan, Mexico)

Eleventh Place

  • Business Calculations — Cadet Ernesto De La Maza (Guadalajara, Mexico)

Twelfth Place

  • Accounting I — Cadet Benjamin Huynh (Overland Park, Kansas)

MMA FBLA advisors are Peggy Reynard, Roger Siwak and Keith Morgan.

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is the world's largest business career student organization. FBLA’s 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, students compete in events testing their business knowledge and skills. Top state winners then are eligible to compete for honors at the National Leadership Conference each summer.

Last year, MMA’s FBLA International Business and Sports and Entertainment Management teams competed at the National Leadership Conference (NLC) in Chicago June 29-July 2. 

The MMA Sports and Entertainment Management team who qualified for nationals included Cadets Marco Afane, Anthony Melick, and Jack Stalnaker (Morrison, Colorado). Cadets Nyeal Biedenstein (St. Louis, Missouri), René Garcia Garza (Cadereyta Jimenez, N.L., Mexico) and Michael Henderson (Greenbrier, Arkansas) made up the International Business team. 

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