Southern Garrett

High School

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FBLA Theme
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is the largest business Career and Technical Student Organization in the world.
Each year, FBLA helps over 230,000 members prepare for careers in business.
FBLA inspires and prepares students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences.
Southern's chapter of FBLA will hold an informative gathering on November 10.
Students interested in attending should sign up with Ms. Zumpano in Room 2205 or Mrs. Wilson in Room 2209.

Former Southern HS FBLA Students, Activities and Trips:

Touring Frostburg State University
FBLA students had the opportunity to tour Frostburg State University. Students toured the campus then spent time with business department professors doing a round table discussion of programs and opportunities at the University.
Meeting with Professors at FSU
At Frostburg state professors took time to host round table discussions for Southern FBLA students. Southern graduate, Chelsea Wassell, is a professor at the University and talked to the students about business classes at the high school and the college.
Guest Speaker Commissioner Paul Edwards
Paul Edwards, County commissioner and Director of Secondary education, talked to FBLA students about the program and it's opportunities.
State Winners
Nick Crabtree, Rose Jackson, Hannah Gnegy and Andrew Sauder won 1st place at the state competition in Web Design and Desktop Publishing. Students then went onto National Conference held in Chicago, Illinois. After competition, students along with their advisor spent time sightseeing in the city
National Winners
Chris Deem and Andrew Kight won 1st place in Destop Publishing at the state competition. They went onto the National Conference in Orlando, FL. There they placed 10th. While in Florida they enjoyed time attending conference workshops, dances and time in Disney.
Waiting for Conference Opening Session
Rose Jackson and Hannah Gnegy are waiting for opening session of the state competition and conference At each state competition and conference opening session, a dinner guest speaker and state leaders spoke.
State Winners with Medal
Hannah Gnegy and Rose Jackson showing off their medal for 1st place in Desktop Publishing.
Waiting for Closing Session Dinner   Awards at State Conference
Members Waiting for Bed Checks
At state conference and competition students room together and are given time to bond and develop relationships.
Down Time at State ConfereneWhen students are not attending workshops and competitions, they have some down time to enjoy the hotel pool.


Advisors and Coordinator

Mrs. Wilson, Advisor Ms. Zumpano, Advisor Mrs. Keller, Coordinator
Room 2209 Room 2205 Room 1161
Ms. Zumpano has been teaching for 25 years. Twenty-three of them have been in Garrett County.
Ms. Zumpano was a member of FBLA when she was in high school and served her organization as treasurer her junior and senior year. During high school, she attended 2 regional and state conferences and attended multiple local events planned by her FBLA advisor. Her junior year she placed 3rd in job interview competition at the regional level.
At Southern, Ms. Zumpano served as FBLA advisor for 5 years from 2004-2009 where she had multiple students compete and place at local, state and national competitions. Besides competitions she assisted and was instrumental in planning and implementing trips to businesses and organizations
"I'm excited to get FBLA active again at Southern. It is a great experience for all students not just those in business classes. It's beneficial for students to network with other students and local business leaders. FBLA will also help students with improing their leadership and business content knowledge.
For years Southern business and FBLA students have had the opportunity to visit and explore places they probably would not have otherwise. Being a former FBLA student myself in high school I know how much I loved being involved with this organization and club." --Ms. Zumpano
Mrs. Mary Keller is the Career Coach for Southern Garrett County K-12 schools. Mrs. Keller has a
Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources from Geneva College and is a Certified Career Services Provider
and a Certified Global Career Development Facilitator through the National Career Development
Association (NCDA). Her primary goal is to assist students of all grade levels to understand the
importance of being college and career ready. Some of the services Mrs. Keller provides to students
include assistance with obtaining and monitoring their service learning hours, career counseling, and
work based learning placements for seniors. She also coordinates the Work Ethic Diploma and Virtual
Job Shadow programs through the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce. She is also very excited to be
coordinating the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter this year along with Advisers Ms.
Maria Zumpano and Mrs. Athena Wilson. “I am looking forward to re-establishing our chapter of the
FBLA and working with the student members this school year to help them learn and grow in areas of
business and leadership. I feel that the skills and knowledge that they obtain by being a member will be
very valuable to them as they work towards high school graduation and their future college and career