Marsha Yeagley
marketing/MIS department senior lecturer, 308.865.8345

Downloading music is both a popular and controversial practice. The UNK Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team challenged area high school students to consider the ethical implications of this practice, and offer their opinion by participating in an essay contest. Students from Kearney High, Kearney Catholic, Pleasanton, Minden and Elm Creek schools presented their arguments.

The top prize was awarded to Chris Saw of Kearney High School. For his efforts, Saw received $125 cash and over $60 in gift certificates. Other top authors included Zach Liibbe (Kearney), Taylor Teply (Kearney), Jason Webb (Kearney) and Sarah Griffin (Pleasanton).

The UNK SIFE team is grateful to the sponsors who helped make this contest possible, Dr. Susan Jensen said. Cash prizes and gifts were provided by Nebraska National Bank, Kearney State Bank, The Buckle, The Chicken Coop, Sobotka & Co., Snyder & Hilliard, Pane Bello, Supershine Car Wash, and Hastings. The SIFE team also appreciates the time and expertise offered by judges of the contest, including Bill Boyer of Y102 Radio, T.J. Skalka of Hastings Books, Music & Video, and Dr. Leslie Korb and Dr. Susan Jensen of UNK.

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Founded in 1975 and active on more than 1500 college and university campuses in 37 countries, SIFE is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with business and higher education to provide college students the opportunity to make a difference and to develop leadership, teamwork and communication skills through learning, practicing and teaching the principles of free enterprise. Although the UNK SIFE team was just established this year, the team has already been active in providing workshops and activities for a variety of audiences. For more information, contact Julie Newman, UNK SIFE team president, or Dr. Susan Jensen, faculty adviser, at 308.865.8189, or SIFE World Headquarters at 800.677-SIFE,