Ten students from State Fair Community College in Sedalia will be travelling to Orlando, Florida this summer to compete in a national Phi Beta Lambda competition.  Advisor Jodi Stucker says the students compete in a number of different disciplines in the competition, focusing on business and leadership.

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Stucker says the students will get a chance to compete against students from across the country.

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March 29, 2011

SFCC students qualify for national PBL competition

SEDALIA—Ten State Fair Community College students have qualified to represent SFCC and Missouri at the 2011 Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) national leadership conference June 23-26 in Orlando.

Students who placed first through third in competitive individual and team events March 24-25 at the annual Missouri PBL leadership conference in Jefferson City are eligible to compete nationally.

Advancing to national competition will be Hannah Bowen, Sedalia, who placed first in computer applications; Barbara Garmon, Smithton, first in telecommunications; Kayla Petree, Tipton, first in parliamentary procedure; Thomas Carpenter, Warsaw, second in statistical analysis and third in accounting principles; Sarah Parvin, California, second in public speaking;

Heather Fowler, Jackie Brown and Cody Hutcherson, Clinton, second in hospitality management; Cathline Vest, Clinton, and Garmon, second in business ethics; Vest, second in human resource management; Fowler and Brown, second in business decision making; and John Hargrave, Sedalia, third in macroeconomics and fifth in accounting principles. Also competing were Dynisha Hawkins and Martha Lynn Everitt, Sedalia.

The students competed against students from community colleges and four-year universities throughout Missouri.

Two SFCC students also were elected to state office. Petree was elected parliamentarian and Carpenter was elected treasurer.

Advisor Jodi Stucker accompanied the students.

Phi Beta Lambda is an educational association of postsecondary student members preparing for careers in business. There are more than 11,000 active members in the United States. Missouri has more than 500 members in 26 chapters.