Butler Students Take Top Business Competition Awards
Butler Community College students took top awards Feb. 12 at the Kansas Business Invitational Conference at Fort Hays State University.
The competition hosted 75 students in five events. Butler’s participants were the only students from a two-year college. They represented Butler’s chapter of Collegiate DECA, the largest student organization in the U.S. for students majoring in marketing or management.
Krystian Fish of Wichita earned first place in the Human Resources Management competition. Morgan Scheibler of Salina earned second place in Retail Management. The team of Kaden Miller, Valley Center, and Zach Thornburg, Potwin, earned second place in Business Ethics. Miller and Fish were the only competitors to submit business plans for a prepared event category. Shiana Alexander of Windsor, Conn., and David Dellinger of Whitewater also competed.
The students are now qualified for the international conference next week in Orlando. More than 1,000 Collegiate DECA members will compete from two-year schools like Butler as well as four-year schools like the University of Missouri.
“They are looking forward to traveling to Orlando and competing against the nation's top business students,” said Jared McGinley, Butler’s Collegiate DECA adviser. “The students have had a great year preparing, fundraising and practicing for competitive events. I am very happy to see their hard work pay off in terms of recognition and a chance to experience the international conference. They represent Butler very well, and I am very proud of their efforts.”