Attending the PBL North District Conference from the NGTC Blairsville Campus were front row, from left, Mona Williams (adviser), Melissa Klopschinski, Rachael Waldrep, Sherri Karr, Heather Wells, Nicole May. Back row, from left, Dustin Emhart (adviser), Ty Hinson, Zachary Gilliam.
The North Georgia Technical College Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Blairsville chapter recently competed at the PBL North District Conference. The delegation of seven traveled to Southern Crescent Technical College in Griffin, Ga, and the students competed in various contests.
The contest activities vary depending on the area. Some include prepared speech, written exam, oral presentation or a hands-on display of skill. Students competing were Zachary Gilliam of Blairsville, Ty Hinson of Mineral Bluff, Sherri Karr of Ellijay, Melissa Klopschinski of Blairsville, Nicole May of Blairsville, Rachel Waldrep of Blairsville and Heather Wells of Copperhill, Tenn.
Gilliam placed second in Management Analysis and Decision Making and fourth in Marketing Analysis and Decision Making. Hinson placed first in Business Communication and third in Justice Administration. Karr placed second in Parliamentary Procedures and fourth in Client Services. Klopschinski placed first in Human Resources Management and fourth in Management Analysis and Decision Making. May placed first in Accounting Principles and third in Job Interview. Waldrep placed first in Hospitality Management and first in Project Management. Wells placed first in Management Concepts and 1st in Retail Management.
“I am extremely pleased with how our students performed,” said Blairsville Accounting Instructor and PBL Advisor Dustin Emhart. “For most of the students, this was their first time at a PBL conference. Not only did they do well in their competitive events, but they were also networking and building relationships with other chapters and professionals. The next step is the state conference; the students are excited for that, looking forward to interacting with other chapters, competing, and hopefully placing to go to Nationals in Baltimore!”
Students will move on to compete at the PBL State Leadership Conference in April in Atlanta.