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Drake State Students Win State-Wide Competitions


Eleven Drake State students were recognized for their business skills at the Phi Beta Lambda Business Fraternity’s state leadership conference recently held in Birmingham. One hundred forty-five students from across the state participated in competitions, testing their skills in a broad range of business and career related fields. Those garnering first or second in their respective categories earn the honor to compete at the Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tennessee this July

The purpose of Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) is to prepare post-secondary students for careers in business. The goal of the organization is to bring together business and education to develop positive working relationships through innovative leadership. At State Leadership Conferences, students compete in events testing their business knowledge and skills. Top state winners are then eligible to compete for national awards at the National Leadership Conference each summer. Competitive events fall into three categories: individual, team, and chapter. Individual and team events focus on skills useful in leadership and career development; chapter events recognize overall achievement and performance in chapter management and growth.

The following students from Drake State were recognized for their accomplishments with the first and second place finishers earning the honor to compete at the national leadership conference:

Individual Awards
Job Interviewing Carla Henry 1st Place
Management Concepts Edwin Marks 1st Place
Sales Presentation Jamilah Abdi 1st Place
Public Speaking Ja-me-s Ali 2nd Place
Future Business Executive Lawanda Chaney 2nd Place
Who’s Who Alabama Courtney Mitchell 2nd Place
Team Awards    
Parliamentary Procedure Carla Henry 1st Place
     Ja-me-s Ali  
     Sharika Miller  
     Larisha Ashby  
Hospitality Management Daphne Battle 2nd Place
     Sherrie Hatcher  

Sophia Lacy and Vanessa Holder received third place awards in Computer Applications and Marketing Concepts respectively. They will serve as alternates for the national competition.

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