On April 5 and 6, students in the
Kaskaskia College Phi Beta Lambda attended their annual state conference in Effingham, Illinois. The students competed with others from many
different two and four-year colleges throughout the state in categories such as
public speaking, word processing, marketing, sports management, desktop
publishing, hospitality management, and many more. The competing students were Nicole Firebaugh
of Centralia, Amy Sapp of Salem, Angela Berry of Salem, and Stacy Horst of
Future Business Leaders of America
(Phi Beta Lambda) is the largest and oldest business career student
organization in the United States, with PBL being the collegiate level of the
program. Students involved in PBL learn
and practice skills in leadership, professional development, analysis and
decision making, office technologies, and other business-related programs.
This year, four KC PBL members
attended the State Leadership Conference. Nicole Firebaugh, chapter president,
placed first in Marketing Concepts & Analysis and third in Word
Processing. Angela Berry, chapter
secretary, placed second in Human Resource Management. Amy Sapp and Angela Berry formed a team and
brought home second in Desktop Publishing.
Stacy Horst was also commended for participating in Job Interview,
Business Communications and Word Processing. First and second place students
are qualified to participate in their respective events at the national conference
in Anaheim, California.
Last year, member Amy Sapp brought
home two national awards, including a first place award in Hospitality
Management. This year, the chapter hopes to bring home many more awards. Members have sold candy and hosted a trivia
night event to raise funds for the trip to national competition and hope to
receive much support from the community.
Congratulations to all of the PBL
State Conference competitors for their hard work, dedication, and effort, and
good luck to the national competitors.