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JBU Hosts World Trade Expo for Jr. High Students

FAYETTEVILLE, AR -- Students from a dozen local middle schools built businesses from the ground up, then set up shop in the Northwest Arkansas Mall to sell their products.
FAYETTEVILLE, AR -- Some students from across Northwest Arkansas are now bona fide business men and women! It's all part of the World Trade Expo sponsored by John Brown University. The program aims to teach kids about marketing, management and accounting. Students from a dozen local middle schools built businesses from the ground up. Friday they set up shop in the Northwest Arkansas Mall in Fayetteville to sell their products.

"You have bracelets, stuff for the house, you really have an array of products," says Carlos Lopez. The JBU sophomore is organizing this year's event. "What surprises me most is the kind of things the kids come up with. It's creative, and I really like that."

This is the 22nd year JBU has hosted the World Trade Expo. And in case you're wondering, this is more than just a grade. Students are also competing for cold hard cash. They're selling their products, and they can also earn monetary awards for their business models.
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