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Florida Tech to Hold 18th Annual High School Business Ethics Competition March 7

02/20/2014

MELBOURNE, FLA.—The Florida Institute of Technology Nathan M. Bisk College of Business 18th annual High School Business Ethics Competition will take place March 7.

In the day-long event, teams from high schools in Brevard County as well as from Apopka High School in Central Florida will compete. Some high schools will send two teams. Brevard teams are from: Astronaut High School, Cocoa Beach High School, Heritage High School, Melbourne Central Catholic High School, Melbourne High School, Merritt Island High School, Palm Bay High School, Rockledge High School, Satellite Beach High School, Space Coast Junior-Senior High School and West Shore Junior-Senior High School.

In the morning session, all the teams will develop and analyze solutions to a business ethics problem concerning the Clarence Hall University and some questionable financial dealings involving donations to the university. With only one hour to prepare, the top four schools from the morning session will compete again in the afternoon, wrestling with a different ethics situation.

The event is co-sponsored by Community Credit Union. Judges come from a variety of career fields and include Nathan M. Bisk College of Business Advisory Board members and many prominent members of the community.

The awards will be: $500 per member in the first-place team; $250 per member in the second-place team; $125 per member in the third-place team; and $100 per member in the fourth-place team. Also, each member of the top team receives an award of a four-year $8,000-per-year scholarship to Florida Tech. A four-year $6,000-per-year scholarship to Florida Tech goes to each member of the second-place team. A four-year $4,000-per-year scholarship to Florida Tech goes to each member of the third-place team; and a four-year $2,000-per-year scholarship to the university goes to each member of the fourth-place team.

The event is open to the public and will be held on the fourthfloor of the Crawford Building on the Florida Tech Campus. For more information, call Lyn Chilcote at (321) 674-7327,

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