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Butler Students Place at National PBL Conference

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Published: Monday, July 12th, 2021

Shelby Varner, Naomi Galindo place in Sales Presentation, Global Analysis and Decision Making categories

After placing first in their events at the state level, Butler students Shelby Varner of Towanda and Kansas PBL's State Vice President of Communications Naomi Galindo of El Dorado, qualified to compete at the national Phi Beta Lambda Leadership Conference held virtually the first weekend in July.

Varner developed and gave a sales presentation via zoom, selling soap that she and her sister made from goat’s milk. Varner placed third in the Sales Presentation category. Galindo placed within the top seven of a 100-question objective test, qualifying her to compete in the final round. Within that round, Galindo researched and created a presentation within hours to solve a hypothetical case. Her performance placed seventh in the category of Global Analysis and Decision Making.

Galindo plans to complete a second associate degree from Butler, this time in History in the next two semesters while also beginning her Modern Languages (French and German) degree at Kansas State University. Varner also plans to attend K-State in the fall, majoring in Agricultural Communications.

PBL is an international organization focused on career development and networking opportunities for its members. Through its various activities, members build personal and professional skills.