MATTOON -- Shelbyville High School recently placed first in the team event at the annual Business and Computer Contest sponsored by the Lake Land College Business Division and Club IT.
Other high schools participating in the event were Centralia, Champaign Centennial, Champaign Central, Charleston, Dieterich, Fairfield, Flora, Martinsville, Neoga, Newton, Okaw Valley, Pana, Paris, PBL, Shiloh and St. Elmo.
“We look forward to this contest every year," said Kathy Black, business division chair and coordinator of the contest. "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 and MOS Excel. 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 are as follows:
- Accounting: Tristan Will, Newton Community High School
- General Business and Current Events: Amber Clark, Fairfield Community High School
- MOS Word: Camryn Burris, Pana High School
- MOS PowerPoint: Ashton Fifield, Charleston High School
- MOS Excel: Trenton King, Charleston High School
For more information, contact Black at 217-234-5348 or by email at email@example.com.