Winners of Peru State’s 46th Annual Business Contest

Winners of Peru State’s 46th Annual Business Contest

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.

The winner sits next to her teacher.

Front Row: First place winner in Accounting, Hannah Rethmeier, with her instructor at Crete, Jennifer Coe. Back Row, left to right: student contest assistant, Ashli Becker; Dr. Tim Borchers, Vice President of Academic Affairs; Dr. Dan Hanson, President of Peru State College; and Dr. Judy Grotrian, Professor of Business.

Accounting
Placement Winner School Instructor
1st Hannah Rethmeier Crete Jennifer Coe
2nd Taylor Mead Syracuse Susan Wellman
3rd Nicole Harms Sterling Jacob Davenport & Cheri Wirthele
4th Tram Ngo Crete Jennifer Coe
5th Claire Eltze Crete Jennifer Coe

 

The winner sits next to his teacher.

Front Row: First place winner in Advanced Accounting, Zach Beaver, with his instructor at Falls City, Donna Eickhoff. Back Row, left to right: student contest assistant, Hunter Brodersen; Dr. Tim Borchers, Vice President of Academic Affairs; Dr. Dan Hanson, President of Peru State College; and Matthew Gleason, Instructor of Accounting.

Advanced Accounting
Placement Winner School Instructor
1st Zach Beaver Falls City Donna Eickhoff
2nd Hayden Ernst Elmwood-Murdock Laura Rikli & Jacob Shaffer
3rd Timberly Carr Heartland Kristy Most
4th Grace Kanel HTRS Joan Dreier
5th Chandler Bulmer Johnson-Brock Seth Feeken

 

The winner sits next to her tecaher.

Front Row: First place winner in Business Communication, Malayna Wingert, with her instructor at Sterling, Jacob Davenport. Back Row, left to right: student contest assistant, Nadja Janjevic; Dr. Tim Borchers, Vice President of Academic Affairs; Dr. Dan Hanson, President of Peru State College; and Dr. Judy Grotrian, Professor of Business.

Business Communication
Placement Winner School Instructor
1st Malayna Wingert Sterling Jacob Davenport & Cheri Wirthele
2nd Molly Feile Elmwood-Murdock Laura Rikli & Jacob Shaffer
3rd Jordan Jurgens Freeman Ross Rumsey
4th Nicole Harms Sterling Jacob Davenport & Cheri Wirthele
5th Anna Schmidt Tri County High School Dennis Krejci

 

The winner sits next to his instructor.

Front Row: First place in winner Business Ethics, Eli Waring, with his instructor at Johnson County Central, Angie Huskey. Back Row, left to right: student contest assistant, Bailey Armbruster; Dr. Tim Borchers, Vice President of Academic Affairs; Dr. Dan Hanson, President of Peru State College; and Dr. Christy Hutchison, Professor of Business.

Business Ethics
Placement Winner School Instructor
1st Eli Waring Johnson County Central Angie Huskey
2nd Jonah Reed Freeman Ross Rumsey
3rd Bailey Waltke Tri County High School Dennis Krejci
4th Keegan Hunzeker Falls City Donna Eickhoff
5th Grace Janzen Heartland Kristy Most

 

The winner sits next to her tecaher.

Front Row: First place winner in Business Law, Liliana Kinnan, with her instructor at Gretna, Carrie Smith. Back Row, left to right: student contest assistant, Dolores McGargill; Dr. Tim Borchers, Vice President of Academic Affairs; Dr. Dan Hanson, President of Peru State College; and Dr. Christy Hutchison, Professor of Business.

Business Law
Placement Winner School Instructor
1st Liliana Kinnan Gretna Carrie Smith & Chris Swantek
2nd Clarence Schuler HTRS Joan Dreier
3rd Abut Deng Bellevue East Andrew Werner
4th Miranda Shreves Johnson-Brock Seth Feeken
5th Alyssa Anselmo Bellevue East Andrew Werner

 

The winner sits next to his instructor.

Front Row: First place winner in Business Math, Zach Beaver, with his instructor at Falls City, Donna Eickhoff. Back Row, left to right: student contest assistant, Ashli Becker; Dr. Tim Borchers, Vice President of Academic Affairs; Dr. Dan Hanson, President of Peru State College; and Cassandra Weitzenkamp, Instructor of Accounting.

Business Math
Placement Winner School Instructor
1st Zach Beaver Falls City Donna Eickhoff
2nd Hayden Ernst Elmwood-Murdock Laura Rikli & Jacob Shaffer
3rd Grace Kanel HTRS Joan Dreier
4th Kale Wetjen Heartland Kristy Most
5th Carrie Beethe Johnson County Central Angie Huskey
The winner sits next to his teacher.

Front Row: First place winner in Computer Concepts, Hunter Oestmann, with his instructor at Johnson-Brock, Seth Feeken. Back Row, left to right: student contest assistant, Hunter Brodersen; Dr. Tim Borchers, Vice President of Academic Affairs; Dr. Dan Hanson, President of Peru State College; and Brad Griffin, Instructor of Computer and Management Information Systems

Computer Concepts
Placement Winner School Instructor
1st Hunter Oestmann Johnson-Brock Seth Feeken
2nd Josh Hoff-Boring Johnson-Brock Seth Feeken
3rd Kevin Coffey Crete Jennifer Coe
4th Isaiah Spruth-Janssen Johnson-Brock Seth Feeken
5th Zach Beaver Falls City Donna Eickhoff

 

The winner sits next to his instructor.

Front Row: First place winner in Economics, Alex Warren, with his instructor at Bellevue East, Andrew Werner. Back Row, left to right: student contest assistant, Nadja Janjevic; Dr. Tim Borchers, Vice President of Academic Affairs; Dr. Dan Hanson, President of Peru State College; and Todd Chipman, Instructor of Business.

Economics
Placement Winner School Instructor
1st Alex Warren Bellevue East Andrew Werner
2nd Jordan Jurgens Freeman Ross Rumsey
3rd Colton Monnier Heartland Kristy Most
4th Hayden Ernst Elmwood-Murdock Laura Rikli & Jacob Shaffer
5th Kevin Coffey Crete Jennifer Coe

 

The winner sits next to his instructor.

Front Row: First place winner in Entrepreneurship, Holden Rues, with his instructor at Freeman, Ross Rumsey. Back Row, left to right: student contest assistant, Bailey Armbruster; Dr. Tim Borchers, Vice President of Academic Affairs; Dr. Dan Hanson, President of Peru State College; and Dr. Sheri Grotrian, Professor of Business.

Entrepreneurship
Placement Winner School Instructor
1st Holden Rues Freeman Ross Rumsey
2nd Terry Schellhorn Wilber-Clatonia Brookelyn Trampe
3rd Morgan Jennings Elmwood-Murdock Laura Rikli & Jacob Shaffer
4th Ben Nannen Syracuse Susan Wellman
5th Will Stalder HTRS Joan Dreier

 

The winner sits next to his teacher.

Front Row: First place winner in the Introduction to Business contest, Charles Kuenzi, with his instructor at Sabetha, Nathan Bauman. Back Row, left to right: student contest assistant, Dolores McGargill; Dr. Tim Borchers, Vice President of Academic Affairs; Dr. Dan Hanson, President of Peru State College; and Max Kathol, Instructor of Business.

Introduction to Business
Placement Winner School Instructor
1st Charles Kuenzi Sabetha Nathan Bauman
2nd Annie Nelson Omaha Northwest Randy Rouse
3rd Ethan Knust Tri County High School Dennis Krejci
4th Danny Versaw Palmyra Andrew Conn
5th Kale Wetjen Heartland Kristy Most

 

The winner sits next to her instructor.

Front Row: First place winner in Job Interview Hannah Rethmeier, with her instructor at Crete, Jennifer Coe. Back Row, left to right: student contest assistant, Ashli Becker; Dr. Tim Borchers, Vice President of Academic Affairs; Dr. Dan Hanson, President of Peru State College; and Dr. Sheri Grotrian, Professor of Business.

Job Interview
Placement Winner School Instructor
1st Hannah Rethmeier Crete Jennifer Coe
2nd Elizabeth Foral Bellevue East Andrew Werner
3rd Makenna Johannsen Bellevue East Andrew Werner
4th Keegan Hunzeker Falls City Donna Eickhoff
5th Meredith Clark Syracuse Susan Wellman

 

The winner sits next to his teacher.

Front Row: First place winner in Keyboarding, Will Stalder, with his instructor at Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer, Joan Dreier. Back Row, left to right: student contest assistant, Hunter Brodersen; Dr. Tim Borchers, Vice President of Academic Affairs; Dr. Dan Hanson, President of Peru State College; and Matthew Gleason, Instructor of Accounting.

Keyboarding
Placement Winner School Instructor
1st Will Stalder HTRS Joan Dreier
2nd Gus Pope Elmwood-Murdock Laura Rikli & Jacob Shaffer
3rd Elizabeth Mestl Heartland Kristy Most
4th Sabrina Reed Crete Jennifer Coe
5th Noah Arent Elmwood-Murdock Laura Rikli & Jacob Shaffer

 

The winner sits next to her tecaher.

Front Row: First place winner in Marketing, Elizabeth Foral, with her instructor at Bellevue East, Andrew Werner. Back Row, left to right: student contest assistant, Nadja Janjevic; Dr. Judy Grotrian, Professor of Business; Dr. Dan Hanson, President of Peru State College; and Maxwell Kathol, Instructor of Business.

Marketing
Placement Winner School Instructor
1st Elizabeth Foral Bellevue East Andrew Werner
2nd Colton Monnier Heartland Kristy Most
3rd Odessa Ohrt Heartland Kristy Most
4th Kaitlyn Frey HTRS Joan Dreier
5th Morgan Jennings Elmwood-Murdock Laura Rikli & Jacob Shaffer

 

The student sits next to his instructor.

Front Row: First place winner in Personal Finance, Calvin Antholz, with his instructor at Johnson County Central, Angie Huskey. Back Row, left to right: student contest assistant, Bailey Armbruster; Dr. Judy Grotrian, Professor of Business; Dr. Dan Hanson, President of Peru State College; and Todd Chapman, Instructor of Business.

Personal Finance
Placement Winner School Instructor
1st Calvin Antholz Johnson County Central Angie Huskey
2nd Breck O’Grady Bellevue East Andrew Werner
3rd Saylor Rother Johnson County Central Angie Huskey
4th Carrie Beethe Johnson County Central Angie Huskey
5th Odessa Ohrt Heartland Kristy Most

 

The winner sits next to his teacher.

Front Row: First place winner in Web Page Design, Michael Bogart, with his instructor at Palmyra, Andrew Conn. Back Row, left to right: student contest assistant, Dolores McGargill; Dr. Judy Grotrian, Professor of Business; Dr. Dan Hanson, President of Peru State College; and Brad Griffin, Instructor of Computer and Management Information Systems.

Web Page Design
Placement Winner School Instructor
1st Michael Bogart Palmyra Andrew Conn
2nd Austin Guhde-Egger Johnson-Brock Seth Feeken
3rd Isaac Bittner HTRS Joan Dreier
4th Ryan Lairmore Sterling Jacob Davenport & Cheri Wirthele
5th Michael Pulliam Wilber-Clatonia Brookelyn Trampe

 

The winner sits next to her tecaher.

Front Row: First place winner in Word Processing, Miranda Shreves, with her instructor at Johnson-Brock, Seth Feeken. Back Row, left to right: student contest assistant, Dolores McGargill; Dr. Judy Grotrian, Professor of Business; Dr. Dan Hanson, President of Peru State College; and Cassandra Weitzenkamp, Instructor of Accounting.

Word Processing
Placement Winner School Instructor
1st Miranda Shreves Johnson-Brock Seth Feeken
2nd Kandice Danner Syracuse Susan Wellman
3rd Dawson Ohrt Heartland Kristy Most
4th Quiana Logans Bellevue East Andrew Werner
5th Sophie Sayer Syracuse Susan Wellman

 

The students surround Lisa Parriott.

Group shot of the student assistants for the 2019 Business Contest with Contest Director, Lisa Parriot.
Front row, from left to right: Blake Kimball, Rozlyn Cole, Dolores McGargill, and Alexous Hof. Back row, from left to right: Hunter Brodersen, Ashli Becker, Nadja Janjevic, Lisa Parriott, Bailey Armbruster, Michael Demers