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Jun 29
PBL members bring home awards from nationals

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Karli Flanders, of North Platte, Anna Watts, of Ogallala, and Kandace Ward, of North Platte, take time out of a 2016 Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Ga. to show off the awards they won. Ward placed second in administrative technology and Flanders finished eighth in accounting. It was the second year in a row that Watts had competed at nationals.

North Platte Community College was well-represented at the 2016 Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Ga. June 24-27. 

Students Kandace Ward and Karli Flanders, both of North Platte, and Anna Watts, of Ogallala, competed in four leadership events. 

Ward placed second in administrative technology and Flanders finished eighth in accounting principles. The women were honored Monday night during an awards banquet. 

It was the second year in a row that Watts had competed at nationals. All three of the students had qualified during a state leadership conference in Kearney in April. 

"I am so proud of our students," said Ann Reichle, PBL co-sponsor for the NPCC chapter. "I think it really validates the quality of education they receive at Mid-Plains when they compete against four-year colleges and universities and do so well. It was great fun to have accompanied them." 

The 2016 National Leadership Conference drew thousands of future business leaders to compete, share success stories and learn career-shaping ideas through workshops and exhibits. 

The four-day conference is considered the pinnacle of the Future Business Leaders of America-PBL experience - especially for those running for national office. 

Heather Johnson
Area Communications Specialist

Heather produces and distributes press releases for the college. She began work at MPCC in 2014. Prior to that, she spent five years as the news director/web manager for Eagle Radio in North Platte. From 2009-2014 she worked as a reporter/photographer for The North Platte Telegraph. Heather has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Chadron State College.

Brent L. Cobb
McCook Community College News Bureau Coordinator​​​