2023 PBL SLC

Apr 3, 2023

Natasha Eidson

2023 State Leadership Conference for PBL

Panhandle State’s Business Club, Panhandle Business Leaders (PBL) members participated in the State Leadership Conference (SLC) on March 25 at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma, hosted by FBLA Oklahoma.

OPSU PBL students earned eleven state championships, eight second-place finishes, seven third-place finishes, and three fourth-place finishes at the competition:

1st – Business Communications – Ryan Sinclair

1st – Business Ethics – Jayden Valdez & Jessica Forbes

1st – Computer Concepts – Jayden Valdez

1st – Help Desk – Ryan Sinclair

1st – Impromptu Speaking – Alan Anchondo

1st – Network Design – Jayden Valdez & Hunter Harris

1st – Networking Concepts – Jayden Valdez

1st – Programming Concepts – Jayden Valdez

1st – Public Speaking – Ryan Sinclair

1st – Social Media Marketing – Hunter Harris & Madison Galvin

1st – Sports Management & Marketing – Alan Anchondo

2nd – Business Ethics – Julie Johnson & Madison Galvin

2nd – Computer Concepts – Alan Anchondo

2nd – Cyber Security – Ryan Sinclair

2nd – Job Interview – Jessica Forbes

2nd – Macroeconomics – Jessica Forbes

2nd – Marketing Concepts – Julie Johnson

2nd – Networking Concepts – Hunter Harris

2nd – Programming Concepts – Ryan Sinclair

3rd – Computer Concepts – Daniel Byers

3rd – Cyber Security – Hunter Harris

3rd – Help Desk – Alan Anchondo

3rd – Networking Concepts – Julie Johnson

3rd – Programming Concepts – Alan Anchondo

3rd – Retail Management – Hunter Harris

3rd – Sports Management & Marketing – Jessica Forbes

4th – Cyber Security – Julie Johnson

4th – Entrepreneurship Concepts – Carlos Flores

4th – Programming Concepts – Daniel Byers

OPSU PBL Adviser Kim Smith said, “We are really proud of our student’s accomplishments at State and look forward to the National competition in June!”

Jayden Valdez, OPSU PBL President, commented, “I was honored to represent the University in this year’s State Leadership Conference, and it was an unforgettable experience to enjoy working alongside my classmates to bring home state titles and championships. I hope to learn from this experience and bring even better results from the National Leadership Conference. I am thankful that we have had the support of the university and the community, and I am thankful for the many Faculty and Advisors that have helped prepare us for this.”

Ryan Sinclair, computer information systems major from Elkhart, Kansas, shared, “It not only felt good to put some skills I have learned in the classroom to the test, but also placing in my events and being able to go to nationals!”

Nine students qualified for the National Leadership Conference, and FBLA Collegiate National Competition is set for Atlanta, Georgia, in June 2023.

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