MARQUETTE – Northern Michigan University students earned 10 awards, including five first-place finishes, at the Business Professionals of America’s 38th National Leadership Conference held earlier this month in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Four members of the NMU chapter attended the event: Chera LaForge, a junior economics and political science major from Ishpeming; Kelly Larmour, a junior elementary education major from Negaunee; Lindsey Pepin, a junior accounting and computer information systems major from Ishpeming; and Stephanie Stoll, a junior entrepreneurship major from Manistique.

LaForge emerged from the competition with two first-place awards – one in legal office procedures and one for individual economic research project. She also earned third place in the category of Web site development team.

Larmour was the other member of the third-place Web site team and received fifth place in desktop publishing.

Pepin was the top finisher in three events: advanced accounting, payroll accounting and financial math and analysis. She placed third in administrative support concepts and sixth in spreadsheet application and analysis.

Stoll had qualified for the national conference by competing at the state leadership conference in Davenport, Iowa, where she earned first place in two categories: basic office systems and procedures; and keyboarding production. The NMU students won a total of 16 awards at the state level, including nine first-place finishes.

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Kristi Evans
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