Students Earn Awards at PBL State Leadership Conference

by Alana J. Mauger

Three students from Montgomery County Community College’s Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) chapter earned awards during competitions at the PBL State Leadership Conference in Gettysburg April 12-14. The winners will compete in the national conference in Anaheim, Calif. in June.

Matt Handwerk, Lansdale, earned second place in Accounting Principles and third place in Accounting for Professionals. Julio Trejo, Bridgeport, earned second place in International Business; and Chanel Richie, Schwenksville, earned third place in Retail Management.

In addition, Ariel Mookherji, Plymouth Meeting, was elected as vice president for the State Executive Council for Phi Beta Lambda Pennsylvania.

The students competed against PBL chapters from across the state, including four-year institutions such as Temple University, Drexel University and University of Pittsburgh.

In addition to the competitions, students participated in workshops and business events during the conference.

Phi Beta Lambda is a student-led, collegiate-level organization of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). For more information, visit

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