Peru State College will host its 44th Annual High School Business Contest on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.
Students from Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and Kansas high schools will compete for scholarships and awards. Students and business instructors are invited to a general assembly meeting at 8:30 a.m. At the end of the contest, an awards ceremony will take place at 1:15 p.m. in the College Theatre for final announcements and awards.
Ms. Lisa Parriott, contest director and instructor in the School of Professional Studies, said, “This is my second year as director of the contest and I am in awe of the support we receive for this contest from the college community and students as well as area high schools.”
Competitions will be 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.
$500 tuition scholarships for on-campus classes to Peru State will be awarded to first-place winners in each of the 16 categories. First through fifth place winners will be awarded medals.
Participating high schools include Auburn, Axtel, Bellevue East, Concordia, Deshler, Elmwood-Murdock, Falls City High, Freeman Public, Gretna High, Heartland Community, HTRS, Johnson County Central, Johnson-Brock, Nebraska City High, Northwest Magnet High, Palmyra, Plattview, Sabetha, Sidney Sterling Public Schools, Syracuse, Tarkio High, Tri County, and Wymore Southern.
For more information on the Business Contest’s events, visit or contact Lisa Parriott at or (402) 872-2273.
Tarkio FBLA Members that will be competing are:
Accounting: Tawni Martin, Catelyn Prater and Taylor Brown
Advanced Accounting: Hannah Blank
Business Communications: Bree Barnett, Madison Ohrt and Karlly Eyman
Business Ethics: Bella Hurst, Colin Joesting and Bree Barnett
Business Law: Gus Hurst
Business Math: Colin Joesting, Melissa Lang and Kaely Kirwan
Computer Concepts: Melissa Lang, Shae DeRosier and Chloe Bruns
Economics Student 1: Shae DeRosier and Grace Martin
Entrepreneurship: Gus Hurst, Jake McEnaney and Jae Barnett
Introduction to Business: Bella Hurst, Catelyn Prater and Tawni Martin
Keyboarding: Hannah Blank and Jake McEnaney
Marketing: Lily Graves and Grace Martin
Personal Finance: Madison Ohrt, Karlly Eyman and Kaely Kirwan
Word Processing: Taylor Brown, Lily Graves and Chloe Bruns