It’s State Fair Time: Student Appreciation Day Offers Taste of the Real Deal

Posted by on August 19, 2013

It was a beautiful day for a fair at Minnesota School of Business-Blaine (MSB) for Student Appreciation Day. Staff and faculty gave students a preview of the Minnesota State Fair with mini donuts, cotton candy, corn dogs, and more!  Students competed in contests, including a minute-to-win-it course for MSB apparel, and a seed art contest for State Fair tickets.

Stephanie O’Malley, medical assisting program chair, and Janea Okoye, director of admissions, pose with Buzz

Each quarter, staff and faculty join forces to plan a day of fun for the students with food, games and prizes. It’s just a way for the campus community to show students appreciation for their hard work and dedication as a student at MSB.

Jessica Ackerman, criminal justice student, and Rory Kluever, paralegal student, came in first place for the minute-to-win-it competition. Three groups of two raced to the finish, but not before participating in three challenges. They started off playing root beer pong, darted over to the next station which involved the egg/spoon race, continued on with the string and paperclip challenge, and finished with an eating contest.

Marissa Chhaturam was the winner of the student seed art contest. She created a flower/heart out of beans, rice, and seeds. Jessie Karnis was the winner of the employee seed art contest. She created a bird and flower. All submissions were displayed during the week and voting ended on Friday.

Buzz, MSB’s mascot, made an appearance at both the day and evening sessions, and took photos and visited with students and guests.

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