LCC PBL Places at State Competition

February 26, 2019

Photo: l to r: Josie Smith, Carolyn Cassel, Chandler Gravett, Cathy Kibler, LCC PBL Advisor; and Abbie Ford.

Parsons, KS- The Labette Community College Phi Beta Lambda students attended the Kansas State Conference, at Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kansas. They earned spots as top finishers, securing a trip to compete at the National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, TX in June. Phi Beta Lambda is a business organization for two and four year colleges.

All four LCC students in attendance competed in several categories finishing in the top three to ensure their spot at the National Leadership Conference:

Carolyn Cassel: 2nd Place Business Law
3rd Place Accounting Principles
3rd Place Impromptu Speaking

Abbie Ford: 1st Place Marketing Concepts
1st Place Microeconomics
3rd Place Macroeconomics

Chandler Gravett 1st Place Business Law
1st Place Public Speaking

Josie Smith 2nd Place Client Service
2nd Place Help Desk
2nd Place Job Interview

Who’s Who in Kansas Phi Beta Lambda recipients were: Carolyn Cassel, Abbie Ford, Chandler Gravett and Josie Smith.

“We returned to Parsons from the state competition with 11 awards and four students honored as Who’s Who in Kansas, so it was a successful weekend for LCC PBL!” said Cathy Kibler, LCC PBL Advisor. “These students represented LCC and the community very well.”

For more information about LCC Phi Beta Lambda, email

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