Local students win top prizes at RLC's Future Business Warrior competition

 

INA, IL (April 8, 2022) – A pair of seniors from Zeigler-Royalton High School were recently awarded the top prizes at Rend Lake College’s Future Business Warriors competition.

Cera Wilson and Colton Smith each received $500 academic awards for their placement at the event, which was held on Friday, April 8 on the RLC campus.

One of the Future Warrior winners is already a future warrior. Wilson plans to attend RLC after graduation.

There were seven schools in the RLC district that participated in the daylong event, which tested students on accounting and economics, marketing and management and visual communications design. Students came from Woodlawn, Zeigler-Royalton, Hamilton County, Waltonville, Sesser-Valier, Benton and West Frankfort.

Other winners for the day include:

  • Morgan Heil (Hamilton County), junior winner
  • Hayley Pasquino (Zeigler-Royalton), sophomore winner
  • Daylon Pollard (Woodlawn), freshman winner

 

 

Group winners

The Rend Lake College Future Warrior Business and Visual Communication competition awarded top prizes to area students based on their performance. Pictured from left are: RLC Business Associate Professor Sarah Bilderbeck, sophomore winner Hayley Pasquino (Zeigler-Royalton), senior winners Cera Wilson and Colton Smith (Zeigler-Royalton), freshman winner Daylon Pollard (Woodlawn) and RLC Visual Communication Design Professor Jennifer Tarantino Linsin and Business Associate Professor Mark Jornd. Click on image for printable photo

Top Winners

A couple of seniors from Zeigler-Royalton High School -- Cera Wilson, left and Colton Smith -- each won a $500 academic award. Click on image for printable photo

 

Dean of Applied Science & Technology
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M.S. & B.S., Southern Illinois University | Ph.D.,  Missouri Baptist University
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Business Associate Professor
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Mark received a Bachelor’s degree in Finance with an emphasis in Financial Analysis from Benedictine University and followed that up with a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA). He has worked in the private sector as a small business owner and Registered Investment Adviser Representative for more than 20 years. Mark has been the lead instructor in Accounting, Economics, and Business at Rend Lake College since 2010. M.B.A. & B.A., Benedictine University

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