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News Release
 
02/10/14

41st Annual High School Business Contest at Peru State this WEDNESDAY, FEB. 12

 

(Peru, Neb.) Students from high schools in Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas will compete for scholarships and awards at Peru State College’s 41st Annual High School Business Contest Wednesday, Feb. 12.

The day will begin with a general assembly at 8 a.m. An awards ceremony, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 1 p.m. in the College Theatre.

Business Professor and Contest Director Dr. Judy Grotrian said, “This year’s contest will be one of the largest ever with 22 schools in attendance. The contest has been an enormous success for the past four decades because of the cooperation and support of the entire Peru State community and because of the support and collaboration of all of the high schools that attend. We look forward to continuing this tradition for many more years to come.”

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 Peru State. The college’s One Rate, Any State program allows all students, regardless of residency, to pay in-state tuition rates. Medals will also be awarded to first through fifth-place winners in each contest.

Participating high schools include Auburn, Concordia, Deshler, Douglas County West, Falls City, Heartland Community (Henderson), HTRS (Humboldt-Table Rock- Steinauer), Johnson-Brock, Johnson County Central, Lincoln East, Lincoln High, Lincoln Northeast, Lincoln North Star, Lincoln Southeast, Lincoln Southwest, Palmyra, Platteview (Springfield), Rock Port (Mo.), Sabetha (Kan.), Syracuse, Tarkio (Mo.) and Tri-County (DeWitt). 

For a tentative schedule of events and other information about the Business Contest, visit http://www.peru.edu/professionalstudies/businesscontest/index.htm or contact Grotrian at jgrotrian@peru.edu or 402-872-2290.