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Lake Land College hosts annual business and computer contest

April 23, 2011
Centralia High School placed first overall at the annual Business and Computer Contest sponsored by the Lake Land College Business Division and Club IT. Neoga High School was the runner up, followed by Marshall High School. 
Other high schools participating in the event were Champaign Centennial High School, Charleston High School, Dieterich High School, Flora High School, Kansas High School, Mattoon High School, North Clay High School, Okaw Valley High School, Paris Cooperative High School, Robinson High School, St. Elmo High School, and Windsor High School.
“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, desktop publishing, general business and current events, Internet treasure hunt, keyboard timings, MS Office 2013, proofreading, and web page design.  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:  Abby Hoyt, third place, Centralia; Jonah Pfiester, second place, Kansas; Megan Humphres, first place, Kansas.
General Business and Current Events: Trent Toennies, third place, Centralia; Joseph Goldstein, second place, Neoga; Madisson Gillespie, first place, Charleston.
Desktop Publishing: Isaac Dallas, third place, Charleston; Kasey Nichols, second place, Robinson; Michael Grooms, first place, Marshall.
Internet Treasure Hunt: Ryan Evans, third place, Neoga; Cameron Ireland, second place, Robinson; Miles Burrus, first place, Centralia.
Keyboard Timings: Sruti Suresh, third place, Centralia; Kieran Effner, second place, Neoga; Emily Scott, first place, Okaw Valley.
Microsoft Office 2013: Jodi Thoele, third place, Dieterich; Colleen McMahon, second place, Flora; Ryan Evans, first place, Neoga.
Proofreading: Abby Hoyt, third place, Centralia; Hannah Bute, second place, Flora; Sruti Suresh, first place, Centralia.
Web Page Design: Mark Eden, third place, Marshall; Nathaniel Strohl, second place, Mattoon; Lauren Rees, first place, Marshall.
The public can also view more about the day’s activities on the contest website at For more information, contact Black at 217-234-5348 or by email at
Team: Centralia High School placed first overall at the annual Business and Computer Contest. Pictured in the front row from left are: Abby Hoyt, Sruti Suresh and Miles Burrus. In the back row, from left are: Tyler Bruce, Abbey Holtkamp, Trent Toennies and Dray Sodsaikitch.  

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