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The University of Nebraska at Kearney Phi Beta Lambda chapter will host the 25th Annual Business Competition Day on Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Nebraskan Student Union Ponderosa Room.
High school business students from 16 area schools will compete in 18 business categories, ranging from Business Math to Personal Financial Management. Six places will be awarded in each category, with the first-place winner receiving a medal and a certificate.
Instructors from the participating schools will receive a set of three etiquette bookmarks (e-mail, telephone and cell phone) as thank-you gifts for their work as business instructors and to commemorate the FBLA/PBL Week.
“Phi Beta Lambda is the collegiate division of Future Business Leaders of America–Phi Beta Lambda,” said Mary Rittenhouse, PBL faculty adviser. “Membership is open to all students with an interest in the business world.” The UNK Lambda Rho chapter has been active for 46 years.
“Business Competition Day is just one of the ways that PBL gives back to the community,” Rittenhouse said.
There are currently 190 students registered for the event from the following high schools: Adams Central (Hastings), Aurora, Gibbon, Grand Island Northwest, Heartland Community (Henderson/Bradshaw), Kearney High School, Kenesaw, Litchfield, Loup City, Maywood, Sandhills (Dunning), Sargent, Superior, Bruning-Davenport-Shickley, Wilcox-Hildreth and Wood River.