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SIFE team wins 16th straight regional competition

JACKSON, Tenn.April 21, 2009 – Union University’s Students In Free Enterprise team will compete in the national SIFE competition in Philadelphia May 11-12, after winning its 16th straight regional competition April 2 in Chicago.

Seven Union students competed among 40 other teams for the title. The students presented their top projects, such as the Global Outreach mission trip to Eastern Europe and Junior SIFE, in which sixth graders from Madison County come to Union’s campus for a trade show and marketing competition. The students made a 24-minute memorized presentation before 20 judges from top companies.

Students competing were seniors Trey Peters, Kendra Middleton, Stephen Lynch, Mallory Keeton and Jonathan Moore. Junior Mallory Carter compiled and ran the PowerPoint presentation, while senior Sarah Eastin compiled the annual report.

The team’s Junior SIFE project was also selected as a finalist in the individual topic competition and is now one of 20 projects in the market economics category advancing to the national competition.

The 40 colleges and universities that competed in the regional competition were divided into nine leagues. Union competed against Taylor University, Oakland University, Lakeland College and Wheaton College in its league.

Media contact: Tim Ellsworth, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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