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For Release: August 10, 2007


Wayne Valley High School Senior
Leads National Student Business Organization

Michael Yaroshefsky, a senior at Wayne Valley High School in Wayne, Passaic County, was recently elected national president of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). This marks the first time an FBLA national president has been elected from New Jersey.

"We are proud to join Michael Yaroshefsky’s family, friends and school community in congratulating him for his great success" said Commissioner of Education Lucille E. Davy. "We wish him the best in his senior year as he prepares for his future."

Yaroshefsky is conducting a college search. He said he is undecided on a specific course of study at this time, but is interested in attending a "competitive school."

Yaroshefsky will continue to serve as New Jersey’s FBLA president while serving as national FBLA president.

At his high school in Wayne, Yaroshefsky is historian and webmaster for the National Honor Society. He also served as the junior class representative of his school’s Student Government Association.

Yaroshefsky becomes the second New Jersey student leader in two years to be elected as president of a national career and technical student organization. Bill Plastine, a 2006 graduate of JP Stevens High School in Edison and current student at The College of New Jersey, served as national president of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) for 2005-06.

The Future Business Leaders of America and the Family Career and Community Leaders of America are two of New Jersey’s seven career and technical student organizations. Participating students have opportunities to enhance their occupational, employability and leadership skills through a variety of activities, such as conferences, award programs and competitive events.

More information on New Jersey’s career and technical student organizations is available from the following Web site: http://www.nj.gov/education/voc/njvso.htm.