Gallatin County High School was the overall winner for the high school business skills competition at Southeastern Illinois College.
The event, held Feb. 28, included six categories for individual students to compete with their peers from other SIC district high schools.
Several of the events in this competition involve an objective exam while others have a hands-on component. The top two scorers from each event are recognized at the awards ceremony. Each high school can enter up to two students per event and the top score from each event is used to calculate the overall winner.
“The Business Skills Competition is a great way for us to learn more about future students and their plans after high school,” Kelsie Rodman, SIC business instructor, said in a news release. “It’s also beneficial for the students to see if they would be interested in a business or technology degree and to listen to guest speakers discuss topics that will relate to them in the future.”
In the accounting category, Summer Adams of Hardin County took first place, while Kiley Brown of Gallatin County received second.
In the general business category, Madison Raymer of Gallatin County took first place, as Mason Marshall of Carmi-White County received second.
In the business presentation category, Abbie and Kallie Keasler of Gallatin County won first place, and Kelsi Kessler and Alex O’Daniel of Carmi-White County were awarded second.
In Excel tests, Jessica Armstrong of Hardin County took first place, while Tyler Spence of Carmi-White County placed second.
In information technology, Logan Spruell of Carmi-White County won first place, and Zeke Schutz of NCOE took second.
Finally, in the web design category, Konner Gross of Gallatin County took first place, and Tyler Lester of Eldorado took second.
Overall, Gallatin County won the competition, and was followed by Carmi-White County, Eldorado, Hardin County, Pope County, Galatia, Harrisburg and NCOE.