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Siddharth Parikh to Represent NJ and Cherokee at the Virtual Future Business Leaders of America National Leadership Conference

Siddharth placed second in the State of in the Business Calculations competitive event and will go on to represent New Jersey and Cherokee at the virtual National Leadership Conference.

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Marlton, NJ – The Cherokee High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Chapter, advised by teacher Shellie Hughes, had a successful year with 35 out of 56 members qualifying for the South Jersey Regional event to represent CHS in the State Competition recently held in March.

CHS junior Siddharth Parikh placed sescond in the State of New Jersey in the Business Calculations competitive event.

Siddharth will go on to represent New Jersey and Cherokee at the virtual National Leadership Conference (NLC) and competitive events to be held June 29 – July 2.

“After being the FBLA Advisor at Cherokee for the last 20 years, I feel that FBLA is an essential program for business students and unifies nicely with an already diverse business curriculum at the Lenape Regional High School District. The organization and its challenging competitions allow students like Sid to demonstrate business knowledge at a high level. Sid met the challenge and excelled. I am so happy for him,” said Shellie Hughes.

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc., is the largest student business organization in the world.

Each year, FBLA-PBL helps over 200,000 members prepare for careers in business.


The Lenape Regional High School District’s four high schools – Lenape, Shawnee, Cherokee, and Seneca – as well as the Sequoia Alternative Program, educate approximately 6,850 students from eight communities in Burlington County.

The communities served include Evesham, Medford, Medford Lakes, Mount Laurel, Shamong, Southampton, Tabernacle, and Woodland. The Lenape Regional District is among the highest-achieving districts in the state, with an average graduation rate of 98% and an average combined SAT score of 1139.

A leader in progressive education, the LRHSD’s mission is to develop physically and emotionally healthy students who excel in an ever-changing world.

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