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Rogers, Ark., April 13, 2010 — For the thirteenth straight year, Drury’s Students in Free Enterprise Team has qualified for nationals. Drury’s team was a regional league champion at today’s competition in Rogers, Ark. This qualifies Drury for the national competition in Minneapolis, Minn., May 11-13.
Drury’s team was also a finalist in two special topic competitions. The Ozarks Carbon Exchange Fund project was selected as one of twenty finalists in the Environmental Sustainability special topic. The Women Inspiring Student Endeavors project was named as a finalist in the Success Skills special topic competition. Drury’s SIFE team earns $1,000 for each of those victories, and will also compete at nationals in those categories, which could earn the team more cash prizes.
Drury has won the SIFE National Championship three times, (2001, 2003, 2005) and went on to win the SIFE World Cup in 2001 and 2003. Drury’s SIFE team earned second place at the 2009 national competition.
Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) is a global, non-profit organization active on more than 1,500 college campuses in 40 countries and territories. Student teams develop projects to help create economic opportunity by teaching concepts related to free market economics, business ethics, entrepreneurship, personal finance and success skills.
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