Some students from the Boone area were among award winners at a recent competition hosted by DMACC.


The Phi Beta Lambda student business organization of DMACC’s Boone campus recently participated in the State Leadership Conference held at the DMACC Hunziker Center on March 31 and April 1.


The students, accompanied by their adviser Christine Moon, competed against other Iowa college students in various business related events, receiving both individual and chapter awards.


The place winners will have the opportunity to attend the National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, CA this summer.


The place winners included Arlo Starbuck of Boone. He placed first in Business Decision Making, first in the Community Service Project Chapter event, first in Management Analysis and Decision Making and fourth in the Impromptu Speaking category.


Charity Benson of Boone captured first place in the Community Service Project Chapter event, second in the Business Ethics Team category (with Mary Rowan of Vanderbilt, Penn.) and third in Hospitality Management.


Brandie Lee of Boone took first in Hospitality Management, second in Retail Management and third in the Client Service event.


Michaela Bretey of Boone took first place in the Business Presentation Team event, with Rob Kitchen of Story City, and fifth in the Impromptu Speaking category.


Weston Powers of Boone placed first in Macroeconomics, first in Microeconomics and third in the Financial Concepts event.


Kara Sloan of Boone captured a first in the Future Business Educator category, second in Impromptu Speaking and third in Desktop Publishing.


Cheyanne Fleener of Boone placed second in the Hospitality Management event, third in Retail Management and fourth in the Client Service category.


Catherine Sikes of Boone placed second in Computer Concepts.


Students from other Iowa communities also excelled in the competition. Nick Kelly of Urbandale placed first in Contemporary Sports Issues, first in the Future Business Executive category and second in the Business Communication event.


Kitchen, of Story City, took first place in the Business Team presentation, with Micaela Bretey of Boone, as well as first in the Job Interview event and first in the Public Speaking category.


Cassie Zinnel of Farnhamville placed second in Accounting Principles, third in Financial Concepts and fourth in Personal Finance.


There were students from other states who took home top honors. Mary Rowan of Vanderbilt, Penn., took home a first place in the Community Service Project Chapter event, third in Public Speaking and fourth in Justice Administration.


Christine Stammer of Dell Rapids, S.D., took third place in Computer Concepts and a fifth place in the Desktop Publishing category.


YiNessa Millbrooks of Olive Branch, Miss., placed third in Impromptu Speaking and fourth in the Public Speaking event.


For more information, contact Phi Beta Lambda Advisor Christine Moon at 515-433-5084.