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News Release

37th Annual Business Contest Set for Wednesday, Feb. 17


(Peru, Neb.) Students from high schools in Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri will compete for scholarships and awards at Peru State College’s (PSC) 37th Annual High School Business Contest Wednesday, Feb. 17.

The day will begin with a general assembly at 8 a.m. in the College Theatre, located at the south end of Hoyt Science Hall. The awards ceremony, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 1 p.m. in the College Theatre.

Contest Director and Associate Professor of Business Dr. Judy Grotrian said, “This contest has been an enormous success for the last 36 years because of the cooperation and support of the entire Peru State College campus community and because of the support and collaboration of all of the schools that attend.  We look forward to continuing this tradition for many years.”

Competitions will be held in 15 different disciplines, including accounting, advanced accounting, business communications, business law, business math, computer concepts, economics, entrepreneurship, introduction to business, job interview, keyboarding objective, keyboarding skills, marketing, personal finance and Web page design.

First-place winners in each of the 15 categories will receive $500 tuition scholarships (for on-campus classes) to PSC.  Medals will also be awarded to first through fifth-place winners in each category.

PSC offers tuition through its “One Rate, Any State” program, which allows students from across the country to take classes while paying in-state tuition rates.

Schools scheduled to participate in the competition include Auburn High School, Deshler High School, Douglas County West, Falls City High School, Freeman High School, Fremont-Mills High School, Heartland Community Schools, HTRS High School, Johnson County Central, Johnson-Brock High School, Nebraska City Lourdes Central High School, Platteview High School, Sterling High School, Syracuse High School, Tarkio High School, Tri-County High School and Waverly High School.

For more information, contact Grotrian at or call 402-872-2290.  For a tentative schedule of events and other information about the Business Contest, visit