Students of the Pasco-Hernando State College Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) business organization recently competed in the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) PBL National Leadership Competition conference held in Atlanta in June. Joy Jordan (West Campus) placed ninth in the nation in the Personal Finance category. PHSC West Campus students Tayler Carlson, Michael Finucane, Marcella Thurman, and Norman Widamen, Jr. of the Parliamentary Procedures category team and Leslie Barnwell of the Job Interview category competed in the semi-finals in the national competition. Other students participating in the competition include: Manuel Cuzco (Spring Hill Campus) in Human Resource Management category and Leslie Barnwell (West Campus) competed in Administrative Technology category.
The PBL National Awards Program recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. At the State Leadership Conference, students compete in events testing business knowledge and skills. Top state winners are eligible to compete at the annual National Leadership Conference.
“Students competing at Nationals represent the top one percent of Phi Beta Lambda. We’re proud of our teams and to make it to national competition is a great achievement,” said Sandra Wohlers, laboratory technician, computer labs, and Phi Beta Lambda advisor, PHSC West Campus.
Individuals, state teams, and local chapters were encouraged to compete in any of the more than 50 different events representing a wide range of activities and the business and leadership development focus of FBLA-PBL. The winners of these highly competitive and prestigious awards were selected from among FBLA-PBL’s membership of 250,000 students and advisors.
Photo caption: PHSC students at the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) National Leadership Competition; from left: Norman Widamen, Jr., Marcella Thurman, Tayler Carlson, Leslie Barnwell, Manuel Cuzco, and Joy Jordan. Not pictured: Michael Finucane.
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