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Photo by Dillon Starr / Students take a break in the Hoke Main Lounge between events at the 2015 FBLA competition on campus.
January 26, 2016
LA GRANDE, Ore. (EOU) – The annual Regional Skills Competition for the Future Business Leaders of America will be held Thursday, Feb. 4 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 compete at the state FBLA conference April 7-9 in Portland. From there, the top contestants advance to the national conference June 29-July 2 in Atlanta, Ga.
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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