University News
For Immediate Release: 
Oct 18 2000

Concord College Announces High School Business Challenge Winners

Athens, W.Va. - The Concord College Division of Business and Economics hosted the Eighth Annual Business Challenge on Tuesday, October 17, 2000, on the Athens campus. The Business Challenge is designed to give students an opportunity to test their business knowledge base and teachers an opportunity to learn about new teaching tools and techniques.

This year, juniors and seniors attending the Concord College Business Challenge competed for one of two scholarships. The two winners were selected based on their Business Challenge Scholarship examination performance. The two students scoring the highest on the exam qualified for a $500.00 per year scholarship when they enroll full-time at Concord College. Each winner must meet admissions criteria established by the College for entering freshman. After the students’ first year of College, the scholarship will be renewed if the student maintains at least a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) and remains in good standing with the College. The scholarship will be renewable for up to eight semesters. The maximum total award could be $2,000.00 for each winner. This year’s scholarship winners were Heather Nutter from Greenbrier West High School and Raleigh Horn from Richlands High School.

Teachers and counselors got to hear guest speaker Timothy D. Barnes, Director of Academic Computing and Associate Professor of Instructional Systems Development for Concord as he presented Integrating Technology in Instructional Strategy.

Approximately 225 junior and senior high school students from West Virginia and Virginia attended this event.

An awards ceremony followed in the Fine Arts Main Theatre. The winners of each competition were:

Keyboarding, First Place: Nelson Smith, Greenbrier West High School; Second Place: Kelly Smith, Richlands High School; Third Place: Christen Wright, Greenbrier West High School.

Advanced Keyboarding, First Place: Ashley Robinson, Richlands High School; Second Place: Ashlee Smith, Woodrow Wilson High School; Third Place: Chase Maynard, Woodrow Wilson High School.

Creative Marketing, First Place: Jason Wallace, Greenbrier East High School; Second Place: Nelson Smith, Greenbrier West High School; Third Place: Tracy Stover, Greenbrier West High School.

Business Law, First Place: Robert Cole, Greenbrier East High School; Second Place: Heather Nutter, Greenbrier West High School; Third Place: Megan Mullennex, Graham High School.

Business Mathematics, First Place: Alicia Wagner, Graham High School; Second Place: Franklin Sell, Graham High School; Third Place: Aaron Prince, Princeton Sr. High School.

Marketing Principles, First Place: Curtis Smith, Graham High School; Second Place: Brian Roberts, Princeton Sr. High School; Third Place: Julie Bennett, Greenbrier East High School.

SuperWrite, First Place: Kasey Sebert, Greenbrier East High School; Second Place: Jamie Carroll, Greenbrier West High School; Third Place: Curtis Smith, Graham High School.

Business Finance, First Place: Michelle Robinson, Summers County High School; Second Place: Travis Cook, Greenbrier East High School; Third Place: Alan Baker, Greenbrier East High School.

Current Business Events, First Place: Brian Roberts, Princeton Sr. High School; Second Place: Matt McGraw, Summers County High School; Third Place: Rich Bartmess, Summers County High School.

Accounting, First Place: Raleigh Horn, Richlands High School; Second Place: Heather Nutter, Greenbrier West High School; Third Place: Alan Baker, Greenbrier East High School.

Economics, First Place: Robert Cole, Greenbrier East High School; Second Place: Raleigh Horn, Richlands High School; Third Place: Ronnie Hess, Richlands High School.

Management Principles, First Place: Matthew Jenkins, Hurricane High School; Second Place: Mike McMillan, Princeton Sr. High School; Third Place: Travis Caldwell, Princeton Sr. High School.

BUSINESS CHALLENGE AT CONCORD

Business Computer Literacy, First Place: Travis Cook, Greenbrier East High School; Second Place: Christopher Pauley, Hurricane High School; Third Place: Kenny Salter, Greenbrier West High School.

Overall competition honors went to Greenbrier East High School with Greenbrier West High School placing second and Richlands High School placing third.

For more information contact Susan Robinett at 1-304-384-5321, robinett@concord.edu or Bonnie Brown at 1-304-384-5244, bonnieb@concord.edu.

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Photo: Business Challenge 2000 Scholarship Winner Raleigh Horn, Richlands High School, Richlands, Va.; Concord College Vice President for Development Michael Curry; Business Challenge 2000 Scholarship Winner Heather Nutter, Greenbrier West High School, Charmco, W.Va.

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