Labette Community College PBL Students Recognized for Business Achievement at National Leadership Conference

Two students placed in National Awards Program

June 28, 2021


Reston, VA, June 28, 2021 — More than 2,000 participants from across the country convened online for the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) 2021 National Leadership Conference (NLC). The event, which connected collegiate level students through competitive events, leadership sessions, and networking, provided students with the collective opportunity to win more than $50,000 in cash awards. 

Labette Community College in Parsons, Kansas, received national recognition during FBLA-PBL’s Awards of Excellence ceremonies for the collegiate division June 26 and 27. 

Fiona Bartelli of Parsons, Kansas, competed in Public Speaking earning seventh place. This event requires the student to create a speech of a business nature that must be developed from one or more of the FBLA-PBL goals.

Alexandria Hunter of Miami, Oklahoma, competed in Client Service earning tenth place.  This roleplay event requires the competitor to provide customer service to a client (the judges) using a specified case scenario.

“I am extremely proud of these students who competed this year working diligently while facing virtual challenges head on and succeeding under these challenging times,” said Cathy Kibler, PBL Advisor.

The award is part of the National Awards Program, better known as competitive events, FBLA-PBL’s program that recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. For many students, the competitive events are the capstone activity of their academic careers. 

The NLC featured 60 events at the collegiate level. Events were modified to accommodate the online experience. FBLA-PBL has forged partnerships with industry leaders to underwrite competitive events and scholarships for students achieving national ranking.



Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) student business organization with more than 230,000 members and advisers in 12,000 middle schools, high schools, and colleges worldwide. FBLA-PBL’s mission is to inspire and prepare students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences. The association is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, outside Washington, D.C. For more information, visit

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