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EOU file photo / More than 500 students from 14 regional high schools will be on campus for FBLA event February 2.
LA GRANDE, Ore. January 25, 2017 – The annual Regional Skills Competition for the Future Business Leaders of America is Thursday, Feb. 2 at Eastern Oregon University.
More than 500 students from 14 regional high schools will test their knowledge 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 competition culminates with a public awards assembly at 12:30 p.m. in McKenzie Theatre in Loso Hall, featuring a short preview performance of “The Weather Report: A Musical Forecast” opening February 3-4 at EOU. Awards will be presented at 1 p.m.
The top 10 finishers from each event compete at the state FBLA conference April 6-7 in Portland. From there, the top contestants advance to the national conference June 29-July 2 in Anaheim, Calif.
FBLA chapters from Baker, Elgin, John Day, Helix, Heppner, Imbler, La Grande, Milton-Freewater, Nyssa, Ontario, Pendleton, Stanfield, Union and Vale are participating.
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