April 11, 2017
MCS senior Marilyn Hanley came home with
plenty of accomplishments following multiple competitions last
Marilyn put her many skills to the test
first at the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) State
Leadership Conference in Rochester. She competed against several
peers from across New York State, as each school with a chapter
of FBLA sends its top students to participate in this statewide
competition. In the interview category, Marilyn’s mock job
interview performance was measured against eight other
finalists, and she secured a strong fourth-place finish. Her
impressive score qualifies her to go on to compete at the
national FBLA competition in California this summer.
The next day, in Syracuse, Marilyn showed
off her animal handling and showing techniques at the New York
Spring Junior Holstein Show and came out on top as Junior
Champion. Marilyn said that her performance garnered interest
from the Holstein community, as she was approached after the
show for details on her heifer’s genetics and sale information.
Marilyn and her accomplishments will be featured soon in an
issue of the New York Holstein News. MCS sixth grader Tyler
Lloyd also participated in the Junior Holstein Show and came in
sixth place in the showmanship category.
“These have been great opportunities for
me,” Marilyn said. “Our chapter of FBLA helped me get to this
point, and now I’m able to go onto nationals, and being able to
participate in events like the Junior Holstein Show has provided
me with such good experiences – it’s opened up doors for me.”
Marilyn is currently working with a teacher
at Middleburgh Jr./Sr. High School to set the groundwork for
establishing a FFA chapter at MCS to give students more
opportunities to learn skills in areas like agriculture and
animal handling and, ultimately, to help more students succeed.
"Marilyn is such a good person -- and a hard worker,"
Middleburgh Jr./Sr. High School Principal Lori Petrosino said.
"She's involved in so much in and out of school, and she
deserves so much credit for all that she's been able to