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HC Students Achieving New Levels of Success

School looks a little different today than it typically does.  The pandemic has created new challenges for both educators and students, but that has not stopped them from competing as they have in the past.  It just looks a little different this year.  Instead of traveling to a selected school to participate, and complete, for spots in region and district band and chorus, students instead recorded themselves performing, and then sent those videos on to be evaluated.  The result was a record number of students who qualified at both region and district levels.
 
The following Homer-Center band students who were selected to and participated in PMEA District Band this year. These students prepared multiple excerpts and recorded their audition tapes earlier this year.
 
Graceann Bush, Michaela Catalano, Anderson Lee, Emily Marshall, Isaac Marshall, Isabella Morgan, Ashli Mumau, Caitlin Mumau, Kevin Plowcha, Beth Shirley, Stella Siwula, Annaleigh Spade, and Madison Succheralli.
 
Nine of these students were selected for Region Band:
 
Flute - Isabella Morgan - 3rd Chair
Oboe - Annaleigh Spade - 1st Chair
Oboe - Graceann Bush - 2nd Chair
Clarinet - Madison Succheralli - 1st Chair
Clarinet - Ashli Mumau - 2nd Chair
Clarinet - Michaela Catalano - 4th Chair
Trumpet - Kevin Plowcha - 3rd Chair
Trumpet - Isaac Marshall - 6th Chair
French Horn - Emily Marshall 1st Chair
 
Additionally six students competed in District Chorus this year.  The students had to record 2 excerpts  (a capella), and were placed based off of those recordings.  
 
Maggie Buggey, Isabella Morgan, Madison Succheralli, Emily Marshall, Anderson Lee, and Isaac Marshall.  Two of those students qualified for Region Chorus.  They were Isabella Morgan (earned 8th chair out of 24 Soprano 2s) and Emily Marshall (earned 10th chair out of 20 Alto 2s).
 
We also had members of the Homer-Center Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) who are achieving high success.  Those members recently competed virtually at their Regional Leadership Conference.  There, several members qualified to attend the State Leadership Conference in April.  The members and their competitive events were:

Jonah Arone - Accounting II
Ryan Fabin - Agribusiness
Julieann Alexander - Business Calculations
Jamey Howard - Computer Applications
LaVada Walbeck - Entrepreneurship
Evan Ober - Entrepreneurship
Travis Mock - Entrepreneurship
Ryan Sardone - Management Decision Making
Greg Barenick - Supply Chain Management

The FBLA is the largest career student business organization in the world with over 230,000 members.  Members are exposed to leadership activities, community service projects, competitive events, and other activities to further their business knowledge.