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Successful Business Activities Day Held at U of M, Crookston on March 26, 2008
April 10, 2008

Contact: Kenneth Johnson, business instructor, 218-281-8178 (joh02053@umn.edu), Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director of communications, 218-281-8432 (ltollefs@umn.edu), Stephanie Onken, communications assistant, 218-281-8446 (onken015@umn.edu)


CROOKSTON, Minn. (April 7, 2008) – Area high school sophomores, juniors and seniors came to the University of Minnesota, Crookston recently to compete in the annual Business Activities Day (BAD).

Students arrived at the campus early in the morning for registration and went on to compete in eleven different business-related activities. In the afternoon, plaques and scholarships to the U of M, Crookston were awarded to the first, second and third place winners in each event.

First place individuals included Brittany Hand, Kelliher Public School, Kelliher, Minn., in “Accounting is Fun”; Kendra Lee, Win-E-Mac High School, Erskine, Minn., in “Catch the Thief”; Kaylee Saga and Braidy Solie, Fertile-Beltrami High School, Fertile, Minn., in “I Want This Job”; Andy Johnson, Win-E-Mac High School in “Investing in the Future”; Andrew Leizens, Central High School, Grand Forks, N.D., in “Hell’s Dining Room”; Steven Douglas, Stephen-Argyle High School, Stephen, Minn. in “Sell This!”; and Chloe Danielson, Fertile-Beltrami High School in “My Page Rocks.”

Teams with first place finishes included Fertile-Beltrami High School taking first in “The Great Debate… Convince Us!” as well as Let’s Sell Our School; and Grand Forks Central High School, taking first in “Make It Yourself” and “Showcase Your Ability, Design and Facility” competitions.

For more information on BAD, visit http://www.umcrookston.edu/busactday or contact Kenneth Johnson at 218-281-8178 (joh02053@umn.edu). Visit the photo album at http://www.umcrookston.edu/events/BusinessActivitiesDay/2008

The University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers more than 25 applied-science undergraduate degree programs and 50 concentrations, including several online degrees, in agriculture; arts, humanities and social sciences; business; math, science and technology; and natural resources. Invent yourself at the University of Minnesota, Crookston – become a leader, innovate through technology and research and secure the career you want. To learn more, visit www.UMCrookston.edu.