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Front row, from left: Nicole May, Rachael Waldrep, Ashley Hill, Carlie Russell, Mona Williams, Melissa Klopschinski, Kimberly Wingertsahn, Ashley Stephens, Sherri Karr, Heather Wells, and Susie Berry. Back row, from left: Tim Green, Charlie Russell, Jesse O’Dell, Ryan Fountain, Dustin Emhart, Daniel Hill, and Victoria Williams

Front row, from left, are Nicole May, Rachael Waldrep, Ashley Hill, Carlie Russell, Mona Williams, Melissa Klopschinski, Kimberly Wingertsahn, Ashley Stephens, Sherri Karr, Heather Wells, and Susie Berry. Back row, from left, are Tim Green, Charlie Russell, Jesse O’Dell, Ryan Fountain, Dustin Emhart, Daniel Hill, and Victoria Williams.

The North Georgia Technical College Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Clarkesville and Blairsville chapters recently competed in various contests and networking events at the PBL National Conference in San Antonio, Texas, earlier this month.  

Thirteen NGTC students competed, and the college brought home four national awards. 

Students competing were Susie Berry of Cleveland; Rachael Waldrep of Blairsville; Heather Wells of Copperhill, Tenn.; Nicole May of Blairsville; Melissa Klopschinski of Blairsville; Sherri Karr of Ellijay; Daniel Hill of Rabun Gap; Ashley Hill of Dillard; Carlie Russell of Young Harris; Kimberly Wingertsahn of Blairsville; Ashley Stephens of Blairsville; Charlie Russell of Young Harris; Jesse O’Dell of Clarkesville; Ryan Fountain of Clayton and Victoria Williams of Dahlonega.  

Karr, May and Wells placed fifth in small business management plan. Klopschinski placed seventh in justice administration. Waldrep placed ninth in management concepts. Ashely Hill, Daniel Hill and Fountain finished in the top 15 for website design. Father/daughter team Charlie and Carlie Russell also finished in the top 15 for marketing analysis and decision making. The entire group placed ninth overall in local chapter annual business report.  

Karr, Klopschinski, May and Wells were each awarded the President’s level of the Career Membership Achievement program.  

Wells and Berry were recognized as 2019-2020 state officers, and Karr was recognized as an outgoing Georgia PBL state officer.  

The NGTC Blairsville chapter received the National Gold Seal Award for its achievement and also received Georgia Chapter of the Year. NGTC instructor Mona Williams was recognized for being State Advisor of the Year.

Daniel Hill and Victoria Williams represented the virtual chapter, placing eighth in integrated marketing campaign.  

North Georgia Technical College is the first technical college in the state of Georgia, and is part of the Technical College System of Georgia. Its main campus is in Clarkesville, with additional campuses in Toccoa and Blairsville. For more information, visit northgatech.edu or call 706-754-7700.