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Regional FBLA Skills Competition

Photo by Kaitlin Cassidy / More than 400 regional high school students will be on campus Thursday vying for a spot at the state FBLA event.

EOU hosts Regional FBLA Skills Competition, Feb. 5

News contact: Laura Hancock | University Advancement | 541-962-3585 or lhancock@eou.edu
Source contact: Lori Baird | College of Business & Education | 541-962-3668 or lbaird@eou.edu 

January 29, 2015

LA GRANDE, Ore. (EOU) – The annual Regional Skills Competition for the Future Business Leaders of America will be held Thursday, Feb. 5 at Eastern Oregon University.

More than 400 students from 14 regional high schools have registered to compete. The event culminates with a public awards assembly at 12:30 p.m. in McKenzie Theatre in Loso Hall.

Participants will be tested in 40 different business-related fields including agribusiness, computer problem solving, cyber security, global business, network design, and sports and entertainment management. Public speaking and mock interviews are also scheduled.

The top 10 finishers from each event will compete at the state conference in Portland April 9-11. From there, the top contestants advance to the national competition in Chicago this summer.

FBLA chapters from Baker, Elgin, John Day, Helix, Heppner, Imbler, La Grande, Milton-Freewater, Nyssa, Ontario, Pendleton, Stanfield, Union and Vale are participating.