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Global Business Group Repeats at State FBLA Competition

The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) team of Nischal Khanal ’13, Paolo Rosado ’14 and Connor Wilkinson ’14 took first place in the Global Business category in the State FBLA Leadership Conference in Columbia, Mo. this week.  The win qualifies them for the National FBLA Leadership Conference in San Antonio in late June.

This is the third year in a row that MMA has sent a group for national competition for FBLA.  In 2011, Matthew Reindel ’11 earned 4th in State and competed at Nationals in Business Law.  In 2012, the Global Business group of Tommy Abraham ’12, Anthony Ingracia ’12, and Jared Roberts ‘12 took first in state and qualified for nationals, but were unable to attend.

MMA’s FBLA chapter was chartered in 2008 by coordinator MAJ Peggy Reynard.  According to Reynard, in that time, FBLA cadets have won 14 first-place district awards, 18 presentations have been eligible for state competition, and FBLA cadets have won “1st to 10th Place” state awards.

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Rosado, Khanal, Wilkinson, and FBLA Coordinator MAJ Peggy Reynard

“Igniting Innovation”: FBLA Set to Begin 2012-2013 Projects

One Missouri Military Academy club added its members for the 2012-2013 school year during a ceremony Sunday.  The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) have been very successful since MMA began offering the opportunity to join four years ago.

During Sunday’s ceremony after Vespers, FBLA moderator MAJ Peggy Reynard installed Daniel Diaz ‘13 as the group’s president and Alec Noonan ’13 as vice-president.  Reynard also inducted the new members for 2012-2013, read the FBLA Pledge, and announced the FBLA Code of Ethics.

“Our chapter is particularly good at the team events,” said Reynard, who also serves the Academy as an instructor of accounting, business law, and international business.

Examples of categories in which FBLA members will develop projects and compete this school year include Emerging Business Issues, E-Commerce, and Business Website Design.  During 2011-2012, MMA cadets Tommy Abraham ’12, Anthony Ingracia ’12, and Jared Roberts ’12 completed a project for the Global Business competition and advanced all the way to the National FBLA Leadership Conference after winning the state championship in that category.

“It’s been a very successful run,” Reynard said.  “We have 12 first place district plaques and two state plaques displayed in my classroom.”

Since the chapter’s inception in 2008, 20 MMA cadets have advanced to the state competition.  In addition to the Global Business group from 2012, one cadet in 2011 also presented his research in the Business Law category and advanced to the national competition.

Academy president Mr. McGeorge was on hand for the installation of 2012-2013 FBLA president Daniel Diaz (center) and vice-president Alec Noonan (right).  The candles represent the passing of leadership from the previous year’s cadets to this year’s officers.  (Photo by Taps editor Dalton Blackwell ’14)

Reynard ’95 Returns to Address FBLA Cadets

Keith Reynard, a 1995 Missouri Military Academy alumnus, came back to campus Friday, September 7 to speak to cadets involved in the school’s FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) chapter.

Reynard is the State and Local Tax Data and Compliance Senior at HoganTaylor LLP in Tulsa, Okla.  He talked to students about his experience in college and how he became a certified public accountant.  He also spoke about his three years’ experience working in the U.S. Army’s finance branch in Germany, his time in the corporate world as a cost accountant and then a public accountant before taking his current position at HoganTaylor.

Reynard graduated with an accounting degree from Hannibal-LaGrange University in Hannibal, Mo.

Keith Reynard ’95 talks to FBLA cadets in the library Friday, September 7. Reynard talked about his experiences at MMA and also in the world of accounting.

Business As Usual: FBLA Takes 18 Medals at District Competition

The results are in from the 2012 Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) District Competition and we have fantastic news to report!

Missouri Military Academy earned first place in two categories at the February 17 event.  Seniors Tommy Abraham ’12, Anthony Ingracia ’12, and Jared Roberts ’12 gave a presentation about in the Global Business category.  Ingracia also scored a gold medal for an individual presentation in the Hospitality Management category.  Both presentations scored a trip to the FBLA state competition April 22-24.

FBLA Coordinator MAJ Peggy Reynard says the cadets have a limited amount time for research before they compete.  She says the presentations are actually put together during the event.

“The group is given a case in a preparation room.  They have 20 minutes to determine how they will handle the case,” Reynard said.  “Then they go into another room and present their solutions to the case in front of three judges.  They give seven-minute presentations and answer judges’ questions afterward.  None of the groups know what their case will involve before the competition.”


In addition to a gold medal, Roberts brought home the silver medal in the economics category, and senior Sergei Quinn ’12 earned silver for his project in the sports management category. Those presentations will also be featured at the state competition.

EXTRA:  See the full list of results from the 2012 FBLA competition

Reynard says in total MMA cadets brought home two plaques and 18 medals.

Other MMA winners include Rodrigo Delgadillo’13, Jose Perez ’12, and Eric Strauss ’12, who also earned silver medals for their presentation in Management Decision Making.  Six additional cadets earned bronze medals for their presentations.

CEO Gives FBLA Glimpse of Real World Business

While MMA is one of the few high schools to offer business classes to students, they are also provided with unique opportunities to learn about business in the real world.  The Future Business Leaders of America, or FBLA, is a group of 30 cadets who participate in different events and activities to educate them about the world of business.

FBLA Advisor MAJ Peggy Reynard invited Thomas Bridge to come to MMA and speak to the club in the morning on November 29 in the library.  Bridge is the CEO of Media Management, Inc. in St. Louis, and is also the father of Cadet Parker Bridge ’14.  He spoke with cadets about business practices and how he got where he is today.  He also took part in a Q&A with the group.  Reynard says the cadets were very inquisitive about the business world and asked many insightful questions.  She added that FBLA members have continued discussion of Bridge’s presentation in her classes.