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(Neb)-Chadron Takes Overall Title At Best Of The West Business Invitational

By: John Axtell Posted at: 02/08/2018 06:35 PM
Chadron High team flanked by L-R: Dr. Joel Hyer, Gary Dusek, Josh Hinrichs. (Photo by Tena L. Cook/Chadron State College)

CHADRON - Chadron High School claimed the overall title at the Best of the West Business Invitational last Friday at Chadron State College. Some 60 students from Chadron, Alliance, Bridgeport, Hay Springs, and Hemingford took part with Alliance the runner-up and Hemingford 3rd.

      The competition included written tests in 7 subject areas as well as a job interview contest for seniors. In the team standings,  CSC faculty and student members of Phi Beta Lambda judged and ran the event, which was co-sponsored by the college and the Nebraska Council on Economic Education,

     The competition followed FBLA - Future Business Leaders of America rules, which council field representative Josh Hinrichs said made it good preparation for the FBLA State Leadership Conference coming up in Omaha this April.

     Chadron State is home to one of 5 small business development centers in the state run by the Council on Economic Education and center administrator and CSC professor Dr Gary Dusek says local and state staff provided a lot of help in planning the competition.

     CSC Dean of Business, Entrepreneurship, Applied and Mathematical Sciences, and Sciences Dr Joel Hyer says he was was impressed with the turnout and the quality of the participants.

Individual results:

Accounting: 1, Teresa Gottwald, Chadron High School, 2, Kaelob Marx, Hay Springs High School, 3, Brooklyn Stack, Chadron High School

Business Calculations: 1, Hunter Hawk, Chadron High School, 2, Molly Lambert, Bridgeport High School, 3, Jensen Curtis, Alliance High School

Business Communications: 1, Hunter Hawk, Chadron High School, 2, Hannah Middleton, Alliance High School, 3, Rayleigh Farrenkopf, Bridgeport High School

Financial Math: 1, Kenneth Wyland, Hemingford High School, 2, Rebecca Hanson, Hemingford High School, 3, Alex Neefe, Hemingford High School

FBLA Principles and Procedures: 1, Kelsey Horton, Alliance High School, 2, Abigail Gardner, Chadron High School, 3, Ashley Burrows, Hay Springs High School

Introduction of Business: 1, Abigail Gardner, Chadron High School, 2, Trace Bilby, Hay Springs High School, 3, Danea Hanson, Hemingford High School

Job Interview: 1, Aubree Noble, Chadron High School, 2, Sarah Kesterson, Bridgeport High School

Personal Finance: 1, Sarah Kesterson, Bridgeport High School, 2, Kaelob Marx, Hay Springs High School, 3, Jensen Curtis, Alliance High School


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