The Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team will head to its third national competition in as many years at the 2005 SIFE USA National Exposition May 22-24 in Kansas City, Mo. The team was named regional champion in Dallas on April 11.

SIFE presenters — two seniors, one junior and two freshmen — received a few more surprises in regional competition when they were named finalists in the Aflac Global Economics Competition for their “Penci-Cola” project and the Campbell’s National Ethics Competition for their “Aggie for a Day” project. Both honors earned the free enterprise team $2,500 in awards to use towards projects and travel expenses for Kansas City.

Students in Free Enterprise encourages students to take what they learn in the classroom and apply it to real-life situations, using their knowledge to make life better in their communities by teaching the principles of free enterprise.

SIFE Texas A&M touched the Bryan-College Station community this year in several ways, including teaching ethics to fourth- through sixth- graders with the on-campus Aggie for a Day program. The team also simplified global economics by showing second graders how the world works together to make a simple wooden pencil in the Penci-Cola project.