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Area Students Bring Home Honors from Business Activities Day at U of M Crookston

By Eric Burgess, Kenneth Johnson, Elizabeth Tollefson on
Friday, March 30, 2007

CROOKSTON, Minn. (March 28, 2007) – On Wednesday, March 28, area high school students competed in ten business related contests slated during Business Activities Day, at the University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC).


The ten events included interactive games and activities to test the students' competencies in business disciplines such as computer applications, accounting, finance, leadership, teamwork and marketing. The competitions will further tested how well students solve problems, make decisions and create value.


Plaques and scholarship money was awarded to first, second and third place winners in each event, with the exception of the "I Want this Job" competition. Two first place and two second place plaques were awarded in this event.


"There are so many opportunities in business providing graduates with countless career options,” Johnson said. “We believe every student left the competition with the realization that they too can be successful in business with the right education and a strong work ethic. We are grateful for the opportunity to share our passion for business with area students."


The University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC) delivers more than 25 applied-science undergraduate degree programs and 50 concentrations, including online degrees, in agriculture; arts, humanities and social sciences; business; math, science and technology; and natural resources. UMC is dedicated to helping students and the region aim higher, reach further and dream bigger dreams. To learn more, visit

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