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Eighteen students from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Perkinston and Jefferson Davis campuses won awards at state competitions for career and technical students held during the Phi Beta Lambda State Conference in Columbus February 27-March 1.  In addition, two students were named state officers.

From the Perkinston Campus, first-place winners are Karah Lundy of Slidell, Accounting Principles; Tabitha Bridges of Gulfport and Daniel Joyner of Saucier, Economic Analysis and Decision Making (team); Jade Wheeler of Biloxi, Future Business Educator; and Daniel Joyner, Microeconomics.  Second-place winners are Allison Snell of Saucier, Business Communication; Tabitha Bridges and Rebecca Dubuisson of Saucier, Business Sustainability (team); Kayla Ivey of Covington and Allison Snell, Desktop Publishing (team); and Dalton Robinson of Wiggins, Entrepreneurship Concepts.  Third-place winners are Dalton Robinson, Insurance Concepts; Rebecca Dubuisson, Integrated Marketing Campaign, and Karah Lundy, Job Interview.  Jade Wheeler won fourth place in Public Speaking.

From the Jefferson Davis Campus, Wyatt Allen, of Saucier, won second place in Impromptu Speaking.  Third-place winners are Rebecca DiGeorge of Saucier, Business Communication, and Shawana Feazell of Gulfport, Computer Concepts.

Perkinston Campus students elected to state office are Tabitha Bridges, PBL state vice president, and Jade Wheeler, PBL state secretary/treasurer.

In addition, the Lambda Delta chapter from the Jefferson Davis Campus was recognized as a Bronze Member by the Mississippi PBL Foundation.

Along with the Future Business Leaders of America, PBL is the largest career-student business organization in the world. PBL has more than 8,000 members and more than 350 chapters.  Top winners from state competitions are invited to compete at the national conference, which will be held in June in San Antonio, Texas.

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