Thompson named NPCC Business Student of the Month

Brylee Thompson
Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Brylee Thompson, of Hershey, has been selected as the Business Student of the Month for November at North Platte Community College.

Thompson was nominated for the recognition by Jean Condon, business instructor and chair of the college’s business and technology division.

“Brylee is an excellent student, who is committed and dedicated to her coursework and completing her business degree,” Condon said. “Brylee is great at communicating. If she happens to miss a class or assignments, she always has a plan for completion and is accountable for her homework and course exams.”

Thompson graduated from Hershey Public Schools in 2022 and is pursuing an Associate of Applied Science degree in Business with an entrepreneurship emphasis. She is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and is on track to graduate in May.

“I wanted to go to NPCC because it is close to home and has instructors that genuinely care about me as a student and person,” Thompson said. “They have encouraged me to chase my dreams and are always willing to support me in and out of the classroom.”

When not studying, Thompson keeps busy with a variety of extracurricular activities.

“I am currently the 2023 Miss Burwell Rodeo, so I enjoy going to rodeos and traveling and have plans to compete for Miss Rodeo Nebraska this coming June after I graduate,” Thompson said. “I also have a small jewelry business on social media that keeps me very busy.”

Her plans are to use the skills and experience gained through NPCC to one day expand her jewelry business into a larger boutique.

Thompson is the daughter of Mark and Hanna McConnell, of Hershey.