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PBL students thrive at district competition

Seminole State College of Florida’s Phi Beta Lambda chapter received 12 first-place awards and six second-place honors at this year’s District III PBL Competition.

The competition, which involved a series of events intended to test participants’ skills and abilities in business-related categories, was held Feb. 8 at the University of Central Florida. Twelve Seminole State students took top honors across 11 individual categories, with many more placing highly in other events.

UCF, Webber International University and Polk State College also attended the competition.

The first-place winners representing Seminole State in each category were:

  • Tracy Carlson, Business Communication
  • Lena Colon, Information Management
  • Levi Chambers, Financial Services
  • Vincent Danisi, Computer Concepts; Cyber Security; Networking Concepts; Website Design
  • Sharon Desany, Business Law
  • Gracie Parker, Accounting for Professionals; Accounting Principles; Microeconomics
  • Danny Singh, Financial Services

Students who received second-place honors were:

  • Levi Chambers, Management Concepts
  • Chris Fidrick, Accounting Principles
  • Ashley Jennings, Business Decision-Making
  • Ashley Jones, Computer Concepts
  • Kaye Niccum, Business Communication
  • Miguel Rodriguez, Business Decision-Making

In addition to the first- and second-place finishes, Ashley Jennings finished third in Information Management; Ashley Jones finished third in Cyber Security; Kaye Niccum finished third in Computer Applications; Kelcie River finished third in Marketing Concepts; Miguel Rodriguez finished third in Retail Management; and Alexandra Buitron finished fourth in Public Speaking.

Many Phi Beta Lambda members at Seminole State will compete in the PBL State Leadership Conference in Orlando March 21-24.

Phi Beta Lambda is the collegiate division of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). Through PBL, students develop the leadership, communication and team-building skills needed for successful careers in business.

At Seminole State, students can participate in more than 50 clubs and organizations. For more information, please visit the Student Life home page.

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