Upper St. Clair High School rising junior Mahir Parmar placed seventh in the Introduction to Business Procedures category at the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference.
The event was held June 29 to July 2 in Chicago.
This marks Mahir’s second time competing at FBLA’s national competition. During last year’s virtual event, he placed fifth in the Introduction to Business category.
“It was very nerve-wracking being in my first actual in-person awards ceremony, but after all the suspense I couldn’t be happier,” Mahir said. “It was a lot of fun meeting people from across the nation and listening to the speakers talk about their experiences.”
Mahir qualified to compete at the FBLA National Leadership Conference by placing first at Pennsylvania’s state competition.
Other Upper St. Clair High School students who qualified for nationals included 2022 graduate George Atencio, rising senior Keshav Narasimhan, and rising juniors Grace Atencio and Evie Sullivan.
The USC FBLA chapter is sponsored by Pat Manion, social studies teacher.
FBLA is a nonprofit educational association that prepares students for careers in business by helping them develop leadership abilities, and prepare for entry into, and advancement within, a business or business-related occupation. Regional, state and national competitions include more than 60 academic events that cover technology, public speaking, business, finance, management and more.