Eastern students to compete at national PBL conference after earning state awards


Eastern PBL students recently qualified for the Phi Beta Lamda National Competition. Pictured are (left to right) Chelsie Peckio, Kane Konsure, PBL adviser Amanda Smith, Kelsey Roberson, Gabrielle Renteria, Bernie Underwood and Gilbert Nail.
WILBURTON (May 8, 2015) – Eastern Oklahoma State College’s Phi Beta Lamda (PBL) student organization recently earned several awards at the annual PBL State Leadership Conference at Tulsa Community College. The students will compete at the PBL National Competition June 24-27 in Chicago, Illinois.

Eastern students participating include Kelsey Roberson and Kane Konsure of McAlester, Chelsie Peckio of Krebs, Gilbert Nail of Clayton and Gaby Renteria of Antlers.
Peckio earned first place in Business Presentation and third place in Leadership; Roberson earned first place in Grammar; Konsure earned first place in Entrepreneurship Concepts and third place in Personal Finance; Nail earned first place in Business Presentation and second place in Cyber Security; and Renteria earned second place in Computer Applications.
Eastern also received the Public Relations Award for publications and media about PBL and the Make A Difference Award for community service. The students earned second place honors for their Local Chapter Annual Business Report.

Phi Beta Lambda is a nonprofit educational association of student members dedicated to preparing students for success as leaders in business, government and communities. The group’s mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. Members use leadership training, community service, statewide and national competitions, and social events to accomplish this goal

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