PERU – Elmwood-Murdock students showcased their business skills this past week with multiple honors in collegiate competitions.
The Knights traveled to Peru State College’s campus Feb. 7 for the 45th annual PSC High School Business Contest. More than 400 students from Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and Kansas districts took part in 16 events during the day. Students from schools of all sizes squared off against each other for scholarships and awards.
Students could enter up to three events during the day. Peru State officials held contests in the disciplines of 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, webpage design and word processing.
Students were given 60 minutes to complete each written test. Winners were determined by the top score on the exams. In the event of a tie score, the student finishing the test in the shortest amount of time was declared the winner.
First-place winners in each of the 16 categories earned medals and $500 tuition scholarships for on-campus full-time enrollment at Peru State. Students who finished in second through fifth places also collected medals at the end of the day.
Jac Clements and Hayden Ernst each secured top prizes for Elmwood-Murdock. Clements captured first place in the advanced accounting contest and Ernst won the introduction to business competition. Chloe Hosier generated a second-place achievement in the word processing contest, and Sydney Kunz and Katrina Hansen each finished third in their contests. Kunz earned a medal in the business communication category and Hansen secured a medal in advanced accounting.