45th Annual Business Contest winners at Peru State College

45th Annual Business Contest winners at Peru State College

Peru, Nebraska – For the 45th year, Peru State College hosted the Annual High School Business Contest. More than 400 students from Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and Kansas high schools competed for scholarships and awards.

Competitions were held in 16 different disciplines, including accounting, advanced accounting, business communications, business ethics, business law, business math, computer concepts, economics, entrepreneurship, introduction to business, job interview, keyboarding (skills), marketing, personal finance, web page design and word processing.

First-place winners in each of the 16 categories were awarded $500 tuition scholarships for on-campus full-time enrollment at Peru State College. Medals were awarded to first through fifth place winners.

 

Front Row: First place winner Shruti Mishra  with her instructor at Lincoln East High School, Lori Anderson-Stowe. Back Row, left to right: Dr. Greg Galardi, Dean of the School of Professional Studies; Dr. Judy Grotrian,  Professor of Business; Dr. Tim Borchers, Vice President of Academic Affairs; and student contest assistant Haley Benedict.

 

Accounting
Winner School Instructor
1st Shruti Mishra Lincoln East Lori Anderson-Stowe
2nd Laurel Smith Sabetha Nathan Bauman
3rd Joe Gruber Sabetha Nathan Bauman
4th Emma Bjork Syracuse Susan Wellman
5th Odessa Ohrt Heartland Community Kristy Most

 

Front Row: First place winner Jac Clements with one of his instructors at Elmwood-Murdock High School, Jacob Shaffer. Back Row, left to right: Dr. Greg Galardi, Dean of the School of Professional Studies; Matthew Gleason, Instructor of Business; Dr. Tim Borchers, Vice President of Academic Affairs; and student contest assistant Travis Carnahan.

 

Advanced Accounting
Winner School Instructor
1st Jac Clements Elmwood-Murdock Laura Rikli & Jacob Shaffer
2nd Max McKeown Lincoln Southeast Lindsay Tillinghast
3rd Katrina Hansen Elmwood-Murdock Laura Rikli & Jacob Shaffer
4th Dakota Fisher Falls City Donna Eickhoff
5th Reagan Petersen Syracuse Susan Wellman

 

Front Row: First place winner Lucas Bigelow with his instructor at Lincoln East High School, Lori Anderson-Stowe. Back Row, left to right: Dr. Greg Galardi, Dean of the School of Professional Studies; Dr. Judy Grotrian, Professor of Business; Dr. Tim Borchers, Vice President of Academic Affairs; and student contest assistant Ashli Becker.

 

Business Communication
Winner School Instructor
1st Lucas Bigelow Lincoln East Lori Anderson-Stowe
2nd Chloe Andreini Lincoln Bonnie Zrust
3rd Sydney Kunz Elmwood-Murdock Laura Rikli & Jacob Shaffer
4th Malayna Wingert Sterling Jacob Davenport & Cheri Wirthele
5th Garret Carr Lincoln Bonnie Zrust

 

Front Row: First place winner Lucas Bigelow with his instructor at Lincoln East High School, Lori Anderson-Stowe. Back Row, left to right: Dr. Greg Galardi, Dean of the School of Professional Studies; Christy Hutchison, Professor of Business; Dr. Tim Borchers, Vice President of Academic Affairs; and student contest assistant Rozlyn Cole.

 

Business Ethics
Winner School Instructor
1st Lucas Bigelow Lincoln East Lori Anderson-Stowe
2nd Chloe Andreini Lincoln Bonnie Zrust
3rd Anna Bohlken Syracuse Susan Wellman
4th Alicia Dreier Lincoln Northeast Jocelyn Crabtree
5th Katie Nelson Lincoln Southeast Lindsay Tillinghast

 

Front Row: Daniel Schwenneker with one of his instructors at Sterling High School, Jacob Davenport. Back Row, left to right: Dr. Greg Galardi, Dean of the School of Professional Studies; Cassandra Weitzenkamp, Instructor of Business; Dr. Tim Borchers, Vice President of Academic Affairs; and student contest assistant Haley Benedict.

 

Business Math
Winner School Instructor
1st Daniel Schwenneker Sterling Jacob Davenport & Cheri Wirthele
2nd Kole Kleespies Johnson County Central Angie Huskey
3rd Dalton Hellwege Lincoln North Star Brian Johannes
4th Breck O’Grady Bellevue East Andrew Werner
5th Bryan Bassett Falls City Donna Eickhoff

 

Front Row: First place winner Taylor Bernt with his instructor at Lincoln Southeast High School, Lindsay Tillinghast. Back Row, left to right: Dr. Greg Galardi, Dean of the School of Professional Studies; Brad Griffin, Instructor of Business; Dr. Tim Borchers, Vice President of Academic Affairs; and student contest assistant Travis Carnahan.

 

Computer Concepts
Winner School Instructor
1st Taylor Bernt Lincoln Southeast Lindsay Tillinghast
2nd Hunter Oestmann Johnson-Brock Seth Feeken
3rd Joshua Warren Lincoln Southeast Lindsay Tillinghast
4th Odessa Ohrt Heartland Community Kristy Most
5th Garret Carr Lincoln Bonnie Zrust

 

Front Row: First place winner Ellie Foral with her instructor at Bellevue East High School, Andrew Werner. Back Row, left to right: Dr. Greg Galardi, Dean of the School of Professional Studies; Dr. John Tiner, Assistant Professor of Business; Dr. Tim Borchers, Vice President of Academic Affairs; and student contest assistant Ashli Becker.

 

Economics
Winner School Instructor
1st Ellie Foral Bellevue East Andrew Werner
2nd Breck O’Grady Bellevue East Andrew Werner
3rd Pranav Palli Lincoln East Lori Anderson-Stowe
4th Joseph Walther Bellevue East Andrew Werner
5th Pranav Rajan Lincoln East Lori Anderson-Stowe

 

Front Row: First place winner Lucas Bigelow with his instructor at Lincoln East High School, Lori Anderson-Stowe. Back Row, left to right: Dr. Greg Galardi, Dean of the School of Professional Studies; Dr. Sheri Grotrian-Ryan, Professor of Business; Dr. Tim Borchers, Vice President of Academic Affairs; and student contest assistant Rozlyn Cole.

 

Entrepreneurship
Winner School Instructor
1st Lucas Bigelow Lincoln East Lori Anderson-Stowe
2nd Joshua Warren Lincoln Southeast Lindsay Tillinghast
3rd Aaron Buller Heartland Community Kristy Most
4th David Pierson Sabetha Nathan Bauman
5th Quiana Logans Bellevue East Andrew Werner

 

Front Row: First place winner Hayden Ernst with one of his instructors at Elmwood-Murdock High School, Laura Rikli. Back Row, left to right: Dr. Greg Galardi, Dean of the School of Professional Studies; Dr. John Tiner, Assistant Professor of Business; Dr. Tim Borchers, Vice President of Academic Affairs; Dr. Dan Hanson, President of Peru State College and Dolores McGargill.

 

Introduction to Business
Winner School Instructor
1st Hayden Ernst Elmwood-Murdock Laura Rikli & Jacob Shaffer
2nd Blake Frey Sabetha Nathan Bauman
3rd Eli Waring Johnson County Central Angie Huskey
4th Pranav Rajan Lincoln East Lori Anderson-Stowe
5th Matteo Antunez Syracuse Susan Wellman

 

Front Row: First place winner Emily Oestmann with her instructor at Johnson-Brock High School, Seth Feeken. Back Row, left to right: Dr. Greg Galardi, Dean of the School of Professional Studies; Dr. Sheri Grotrian-Ryan, Professor of Business; Dr. Tim Borchers, Vice President of Academic Affairs; Dr. Dan Hanson, President of Peru State College and student contest assistant Haley Benedict.

 

Job Interview
Winner School Instructor
1st Emily Oestmann Johnson-Brock Seth Feeken
2nd Emma Bjork Syracuse Susan Wellman
3rd Riley Knust Tri-County Dennis Krejci
4th Zach Matson Springfield Platteview Patti Layher & Teresa Starks
5th Carter Doering Gretna Carrie Smith & Chris Swantek

 

Front Row: First place winner Braden Stark with his instructor at Lincoln Southeast High School, Lindsay Tillinghast. Back Row, left to right: Dr. Greg Galardi, Dean of the School of Professional Studies; Matthew Gleason, Instructor of Business; Dr. Tim Borchers, Vice President of Academic Affairs; Dr. Dan Hanson, President of Peru State College and student assistant, Travis Carnahan

 

Keyboarding
Winner School Instructor
1st Braden Stark Lincoln Southeast Lindsay Tillinghast
2nd Quiana Logans Bellevue East Andrew Werner
3rd Breanna Epp Lincoln Northeast Jocelyn Crabtree
4th Jaki Acosta Dorchester Kyleigh Lewis
5th Kari Edelman Sabetha Nathan Bauman

 

Front Row: First place winner Tanner Matt with his instructor at Bellevue East High School, Andrew Werner. Back Row, left to right: Dr. Greg Galardi, Dean of the School of Professional Studies; Dr. Tim Borchers, Vice President of Academic Affairs; Dr. Dan Hanson, President of Peru State College and Ashli Becker.

 

Marketing
Winner School Instructor
1st Tanner Matt Bellevue East Andrew Werner
2nd Faith Steen Lincoln Bonnie Zrust
3rd Alicia Dreier Lincoln Northeast Jocelyn Crabtree
4th Cooper Smith Tri County Dennis Krejci
5th Ben Bohling Johnson-Brock Seth Feeken

 

Front Row: First place winner Eli Waring with his instructor at Johnson County Central High School, Angie Huskey. Back Row, left to right: Dr. Greg Galardi, Dean of the School of Professional Studies; Cassandra Weitzenkamp, Instructor of Business; Dr. Tim Borchers, Vice President of Academic Affairs; Dr. Dan Hanson, President of Peru State College and student contest assistant Rozlyn Cole.

 

Personal Finance
Winner School Instructor
1st Eli Waring Johnson County Central Angie Huskey
2nd David Pierson Sabetha Nathan Bauman
3rd Riley Knust Tri County Dennis Krejci
4th Charlie Kuenzi Sabetha Nathan Bauman
5th Hannah Whittaker Sabetha Nathan Bauman

 

Front Row: Taylor Bernt with his instructor at Lincoln Southeast High School, Lindsay Tillinghast. Back Row, left to right: Dr. Greg Galardi, Dean of the School of Professional Studies; Brad Griffin, Instructor of Computer and Management Information Systems; Dr. Tim Borchers, Vice President of Academic Affairs; Dr. Dan Hanson, President of Peru State College and X.

Front Row: First place winner Taylor Bernt with his instructor at Lincoln Southeast High School, Lindsay Tillinghast. Back Row, left to right: Dr. Greg Galardi, Dean of the School of Professional Studies; Brad Griffin, Instructor of Computer and Management Information Systems; Dr. Tim Borchers, Vice President of Academic Affairs; Dr. Dan Hanson, President of Peru State College and student contest assistant Dolores McGargill

 

Web Page Design
Winner School Instructor
1st Taylor Bernt Lincoln Southeast Lindsay Tillinghast
2nd Dylan Boettcher Nebraska City Matt Thompson & Jason McNeeley
3rd Aaron Newton Springfield Platteview Patti Layher & Teresa Starks
4th Keith Whitehead Nebraska City Matt Thompson & Jason McNeeley
5th Braden Hawley Springfield Platteview Patti Layher & Teresa Starks

There is no photo of Brittany Quiring, the first place winner in the Word Processing contest.

Word Processing
Winner School Instructor
1st Brittany Quiring Heartland Community Kristy Most
2nd Chloe Hosier Elmwood-Murdock Laura Rikli & Jacob Shaffer
3rd Garret Carr Lincoln Bonnie Zrust
4th Wyatt Regier Heartland Community Kristy Most
5th Ellie Wilkinson Syracuse Susan Wellman

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