Kaskaskia College Phi Beta Lambda Chapter Competes at State

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 Hoyleton.


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.​

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