All DCTC’s competitors placed in the top 10 in at least one event
The Dakota County Technical College Business Professionals of America attended the 2016 National Leadership Conference May 5-9 in Boston. As part of the conference, thousands of students from across the country gathered to compete, showcase their business skills and develop their leadership acumen.
A group of 10 DCTC students represented the school well. Adviser Marie Saunders said all 10 DCTC students placed in the top 10 in the nation in at least one competition.
“Placing in the top 10 means the student makes it on stage and receive a medal. Of those, there were four students in top three in the nation,” said Marie.
DCTC student Stephanie Hunt was selected to serve as a National Officer, secretary/treasurer. She also earned the Merit Scholar Award, Ambassador Award and won a $700 scholarship.
“I’m not sure I could’ve had the strength to run for a national office if it wasn’t for Marie supporting me every step of the way,” said Hunt.
Also, DCTC chapter president Victoria Mode earned the Ambassador Award and won the competition for the Trading Pin. The trading pin is then used by the students at the conference to trade with other states.
Overall, Saunders said it was a great experience. “The greatest take away for the students is growth in professionalism and leadership. They learn team building and cooperation, how to articulate conclusions, how to handle pressure and time management. All great skills for their future careers!”
Below are a list of the winners:
4th – Marta Roth
5th – Sierra Furlong
2nd – Sierra Furlong
Banking and Finance:
10th – Marta Roth
Integrated Office Applications:
10th – Cheryl Brogger
Fundamental Spreadsheet Applications:
5th – Victoria Mode
Administrative Support Team:
6th – Cheryl Brogger, Linda Shaull, Marta Roth
Administrative Support Concepts-Open:
4th – Linda Shaull
PC Servicing and Troubleshooting:
3rd – Dan Nguyen
Network Design Team:
4th – Kevin Day, Ryan Monio, Dan Nguyen
1st – Kevin Day
2nd – Kevin Day
Computer Programming Concepts-Open:
4th – Kevin Day
2nd – Kimberley Hardwick
Small Business Management Team:
9th – Kimberley Hardwick, Sierra Furlong, Victoria Mode
Advanced Interview Skills:
5th – Stephanie Hunt
6th – Dan Nguyen
Business Meeting Management-Open:
7th – Marta Roth
Project Management Concepts-Open:
9th – Marta Roth
Elected National Officer-Secretary Treasurer – Stephanie Hunt
National Merit Scholar – Stephanie Hunt
$700 College Scholarship – Stephanie Hunt