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Best of West Invite

The top three winners in the Best of the West Business Invitational, accounting division, pose in the Chadron State College Student Center Feb. 2, 2018. From left, are Dean Joel Hyer, Teresa Gottwald, first, Chadron High School, Kaelob Marx, second, Hay Springs High School, Brooklyn Stack, third, Chadron High School, and CSCEE administrator Gary Dusek.

Sixty students from five high schools participated in Best of the West Business Invitational Feb. 2, hosted by the Chadron State Center on Economic Education. Attending schools were Alliance, Bridgeport, Chadron, Hay Springs and Hemingford.

The competition included written tests in seven subjects, as well as a job interview contest for seniors. In the team standings, Chadron High School placed first, followed by Alliance and Hemingford.

CSC faculty members Dr. Wendy Waugh, Dr. Richard Koza and Terrie Wood judged the job interview contest. CSC student members of Phi Beta Lambda volunteered to assist with the event.

Chadron State College and the Nebraska Council on Economic Education (NCEE) co-sponsored the competition. NCEE field representative Josh Hinrichs said by following Future Business Leaders of America rules, the competition served to prepare the competitors for the FBLA State Leadership Conference in Omaha in April.

Individual results:

Accounting: 1, Teresa Gottwald, Chadron High School, 2, Kaelob Marx, Hay Springs High School, 3, Brooklyn Stack, Chadron High School

Business Calculations: 1, Hunter Hawk, Chadron High School, 2, Molly Lambert, Bridgeport High School, 3, Jensen Curtis, Alliance High School

Business Communications: 1, Hunter Hawk, Chadron High School, 2, Hannah Middleton, Alliance High School, 3, Rayleigh Farrenkopf, Bridgeport High School

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Financial Math: 1, Kenneth Wyland, Hemingford High School, 2, Rebecca Hanson, Hemingford High School, 3, Alex Neefe, Hemingford High School

FBLA Principles and Procedures: 1, Kelsey Horton, Alliance High School, 2, Abigail Gardner, Chadron High School, 3, Ashley Burrows, Hay Springs High School

Introduction of Business: 1, Abigail Gardner, Chadron High School, 2, Trace Bilby, Hay Springs High School, 3, Danea Hanson, Hemingford High School

Job Interview: 1, Aubree Noble, Chadron High School, 2, Sarah Kesterson, Bridgeport High School

Personal Finance: 1, Sarah Kesterson, Bridgeport High School, 2, Kaelob Marx, Hay Springs High School, 3, Jensen Curtis, Alliance High School

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