CONTACT: Nicole Smith, PR Manager
Concord University Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 27, 2023
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS COMPETING IN CONCORD BUSINESS CHALLENGE
ATHENS, W.Va. – The Concord University Department of Business is announcing the 30th Annual Concord Business Challenge (CBC), designed to give high school students an opportunity to test their business knowledge base. High school juniors and seniors from West Virginia and Virginia will gather on “The Campus Beautiful” to compete on Thursday, October 26. The event will begin at 9:00 a.m. in the Alexander Fine Arts Building, and students will divide throughout campus for the challenge exams.
The Concord Business Challenge is designed to give students an opportunity to test their business knowledge base by competing in a variety of business academic competitions including accounting, business communications, finance, economics, computer applications, hospitality, management, marketing, and business math.
An awards ceremony will begin at noon. Students will be recognized for performance in each challenge exam, overall school winners will be announced, and twelve scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $4,000 will be awarded. The top two students will qualify for up to $4,000 scholarship to be awarded over eight semesters.
Department of Business Chair Amanda Sauchuck says, “We are excited to bring high school juniors and seniors on campus. Students get a taste of the college experience while having the opportunity to showcase their business knowledge and skill and a chance for scholarships. We look forward to this event each year.”
Each scholarship winner must meet admissions criteria established by the university for entering freshmen. Awards will be given by the Admissions Office. High School participants must register by October 6th. For registration information, contact Angela Hopkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or 304-384-5244.
Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679 extension 6086, if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus. Concord University may take pictures at these events for publicity purposes.