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Lake Land College hosts annual Business And Computer Contest; winners announced

Mt. Zion Team. Six students from Mt. Zion High School participated in the annual Lake Land College Business and Computer contest. Pictured are front row) Jamie Fyke (1st in Accounting), Lake Land Laker mascot, and Mason McNeill (3rd in General Business/Trivia). (Middle row) Madison Koester (Word), Sofia Munoz (3rd in PowerPoint), and Andrew Brown (Business/Computer teacher). (Top row) Riley Taylor (3rd in Excel) and Ethan Hamilton (IT Basics).

The annual Business and Computer Contest sponsored by the Lake Land College Business Division and Club IT was held on April 28. High schools participating in the event were Mt. Zion High School, Brownstown High School, Centralia High School, Charleston High School, Fairfield Community High School, Flora High School, Monticello High School, Paris High School, Robinson High School, Shelbyville High School, Shiloh High School, St. Elmo High School and Teutopolis High School.

“It was incredible to have high school students participating in individual and team events,” said Tynia Kessler, business division chair. “We enjoy seeing and visiting with area business teachers and interacting with talented students. It’s a great opportunity for students to showcase their business and computer skills.”

Students from area high schools competed in the following categories: Accounting, General Business and Current Events, MOS Word, MOS PowerPoint, MOS Excel, and IT Problem Solving Challenges. Depending on the category, students either completed a written test or a hands-on test on the computer. First place winners of each contest received a 3-credit-hour tuition waiver from Lake Land College.

The winners included Accounting, Jamie Fyke, Mt. Zion High School; General Business and Current Events, Chase Cline, Fairfield Community High School; MOS Word, Aiden Hardy, Shelbyville High School; MOS PowerPoint, Lilah Bonny, Shelbyville High School; MOS Excel, Kennedy Crays, Flora High School; and IT Problem Solving Challenges, Isaac Gardner, Monticello High School. Monticello High School placed first in the team event.

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