SCC student Megan Tucker of St. Peters, Mo., placed first in the Computer Applications competition at the Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas, June 24-27. This was the first time in SCC Phi Beta Lambda chapter’s history that a student member placed first in the national competition.
A total of 1,800 Phi Beta Lambda members from across the world, including the United States, Puerto Rico and China, participated in competitions, networking and leadership activities at the conference. Also for the first time, $54,000 was available in cash awards for the top winners in each category.
Tucker, who placed fourth in Computer Applications at the PBL State Leadership Conference back in March, won a $500 cash prize for taking first place in the same category. “This is a huge honor,” she said. “I am proud to bring this title home to Missouri.”
SCC students Tammy Slayden and Catherine Dera, both of O’Fallon, Mo., also competed at the National Conference in Desktop Publishing. Slayden and Dera qualified for nationals in March, where they earned second place in the same category.
Phi Beta Lambda is an educational association of postsecondary student members preparing for careers in business. There are more than 11,000 active members in the United States. Missouri has more than 400 members in 22 chapters.
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