The 2015 winners of the Greater Binghamton Scholastic Challenge, Windsor High School Students Dayne Feehan and Matthew Colosi competed in the Future Business Leaders of America National Leadership Conference, in Chicago, Illinois. From June 29 – July 2nd, while at the FBLA, they also attended a 2 day, intensive leadership and management training seminars call the Institute for Leaders.
Feehan and Colosi competed in the Management Decision Making Competition, which pitted them against other FBLA chapters from across the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and China. They earned the right to attend and compete in the National Leadership Conference after placing 3rd in the New York State FBLA Leadership Conference in April. The Colosi-Feehan team placed in the top 15 chapters competing in the event, placing them in the top 2% of competitive FBLA chapters.
Working closely with Matt and Dayne was their adviser, Mr. Ryan Alo, as well as Mr. Stephen Fernandez and Mr. Addison Brassard, two mentors from Modern Marketing Concepts. Feehan and Colosi’s competition preparation schedule was demanding, and required hours of involvement 4-5 days per week from the beginning of May, to the end of June. For the last two weeks of June, the team was working 6-8 hours per day, Monday – Friday. During that time, Alo worked side by side with the Windsor Team, and significant support was provided by Fernandez and Brassard, even while the team was in Chicago. Earlier in the year, Katie Hart, Emily Dello, David Holland, Stephen Fernandez and Addison Brassard with Modern Marketing Concepts also served as judges for the first time in the 2015 regional FBLA competition.
According to Alo, “Placing in the top 15 in the nation is significant, especially considering Windsor hasn’t had a competitive FBLA team in almost a decade. However, it wasn’t about the success; it was about the experiences that Matt and Dayne will take with them to college and preparing them for jobs and success for life.”
Windsor High School and Modern Marketing Concepts congratulate Matt and Dayne on their hard work and success!