Students compete in Business Contest

Sabetha High School students compete in the Peru State Business Contest on Wednesday, February 7. Students placing in the contest are FRONT ROW (L-R) Kari Edelman, Hannah Whittaker, Laurel Smith and Charlie Kuenzi; BACK ROW (L-R) David Pierson, Joseph Gruber and Blake Frey.

Submitted by Nathan Bauman Sabetha High School, Business Instructor

On Wednesday, Feb. 7, 21 Sabetha High School students traveled to Peru State College in Peru, Neb., to participate in the 45th annual Peru State Business Contest.

Sabetha students competed against nearly 400 students from 27 schools from Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas in subjects such as accounting, personal finance, keyboarding, web page design, job interview and entrepreneurship.

Students took their tests in the T.J. Majors Building and then enjoyed lunch and karaoke at the Peru State Student Center.

Following lunch, students reconvened at the Al Wheeler Activity Center for an awards assembly.

The students had a very successful day as seven students brought home eight medals for placing in the top five in their respective contests.

Students earning places in the contests include the following:

• Senior Laurel Smith, second in accounting;

• Senior Blake Frey, second in introduction to business;

• Sophomore David Pierson, second in personal finance, fourth in entrepreneurship;

• Junior Joseph Gruber, third in accounting;

• Sophomore Charlie Kuenzi, fourth in personal finance;

• Sophomore Hannah Whittaker, fifth in personal finance;

• Freshman Kari Edelman, fifth in keyboarding.

Other contestants included seniors Tanner Ukele in web page design and Cole Oehm in entrepreneurship; juniors Brooklyn Bauman in accounting and Joel Hackney in computer concepts; sophomores Ivy Bailey in business math, Jake Longabaugh in web page design, Olivia Meyer in business math, Jesse Shafer in computer concepts, and Carson Ukele in web page design; and freshmen Jared Collins in computer concepts, Darrin Funk in word processing, Ashlyn Menold in keyboarding, Leah Renyer in word processing and Nicole Stallbaumer in word processing.

Business instructors at Sabetha High School include Pamela Walker, Scott Burger and Nate Bauman.

The Sabetha High School Business Club competes in the Peru State Business Contest held on Wednesday, February 7. Attending the contest were FRONT ROW (L-R) Brooklyn Bauman, Hannah Whittaker, Olivia Meyer and Ashlyn Menold; SECOND ROW (L-R) Nicole Stallbaumer, Laurel Smith, Leah Renyer, Ivy Bailey, Kari Edelman, Charlie Kuenzi, Darrin Funk and Jared Collins; BACK ROW (L-R) Blake Frey, Cole Oehm, Tanner Ukele, David Pierson, Joel Hackney, Carson Ukele, Joseph Gruber, Jake Longabaugh, Jesse Shafer and club sponsor Nathan Bauman.

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