On March 7 and 8 for the first time ever, students from the Ephraim and Richfield campuses put their skills together and competed as a team in business competitions. Students competed in the DECA, which is a international association of high school and college students and teachers of marketing, management and entrepreneurship in business, finance, hospitality, and marketing sales and service.
Four students attended the Collegiate DECA state competition in Ogden, while 21 students traveled to the State PBL (Phi Beta Lambda) competition in Layton. Haylie Miller, who is a freshman from Colorado, ran for and won a state PBL officer position. Laura Gonzalez, a sophomore from Monroe, won a $250 scholarship. Also, for the first time in Snow College history, the school won the “Outstanding Chapter of the Year” award. Snow’s chapter also won $100 for being awarded the state’s only Gold Seal chapter.
Those students who competed in the PBL competitions and finished in the top three for their events qualified to go to nationals that will be held in June of this year in Nashville, Tennessee. Also, the students who competed in the DECA competitions who placed in the top seven also qualify for nationals that will be held in April in Washington, D.C.
Stacee McIff expressed her thanks for everyone who has helped the Business Club in any way. She said, “Thanks for your support of the Snow College Business Club this year! Our students succeed because of our exceptional faculty from all corners of campus. We recognize your hand in our students’ success at these competitions and really appreciate your continued support. I extend special thanks to Ivo Peterson and Doug Dyreng, along with our entire business faculty on both campuses, who have helped so much with the club. Snow College faculty, staff, and students are the best!”