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EOU hosts FBLA Regional Skills Conference

EOU hosts annual Oregon FBLA Regional Skills Conference

News Contact: Laura Hancock | University Advancement
541-962-3585 | lhancock@eou.edu

EOU photo by Andrew Murray / Competitors put their business knowledge to the test during the 2011 FBLA Conference.

January 26, 2012
LA GRANDE, Ore. (EOU) – The 2012 Future Business Leaders of America Regional Skills Conference will take place Thursday, Feb. 2 at Eastern Oregon University.

Approximately 400 students from eastern Oregon high schools will participate in the competitive event. The top 10 finishers will qualify for the state FBLA conference in Portland this April.

A public awards assembly will be held from 12:45 to 3 p.m. in McKenzie Theatre in Loso Hall.  Presenting at the assembly will be Taylor Sarman, a senior at Union High School and the current FBLA National President.

Tests will revolve around business-related fields including economics, accounting, math, computer programming, marketing, finance, business law and public speaking.

Students from Baker, Elgin, John Day, Helix, Heppner, Imbler, La Grande, Nyssa, Ontario, Pendleton, Union and Vale will be represented.