Eight 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 (PBL) Conference in Columbus on February 26-28, 2020. The students won six first-place awards, two second-place awards, one third-place award and four fourth-place awards. In addition, one student was elected as a state officer.
From the Jefferson Davis Campus, winners were Kelonda Terry of Gulfport, first place in Job Interview and in Management Concepts; Kristan Cuevas of Woolmarket, second place in Business Communication and third place in Administrative Technology; and Diana Vega of Biloxi, fourth place in Computer Applications.
From the Perkinston Campus, winners were Karah Lundy of Slidell, first place in Business Communication and in Future Business; Kathy Necaise of Lumberton, first place in Future Business Educator and fourth place in Accounting Principles; Jade Wheeler of Gulfport, first place in Human Resource Management and second place in Client Service; Leia Parkman of Gulfport, fourth place in Hospitality Management; and ShaKarah Williams of Grand Bay, Alabama, fourth place in Job Interview.
ShaKarah Williams was also elected as state PBL secretary/treasurer for 2020-2021.
First place winners will compete at the PBL National Leadership Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, in June 2020.