UST SIFE: Regional Champ for Third Year in a row St. Thomas Newsroom April 20, 2012 For the third year in a row the UST SIFE team emerged victorious in regional competition – this year in Chicago.Every year SIFE teams across the world create and implement a variety of business-related projects that help change the world. At the end of the year they get together to share their accomplishments and compete against one another for the title of regional, national and world champion.On April 16, SIFE president Madeline Kapler, along with secretary Chantel Taylor, vice president of communications Kelly Boelter, and vice president Travis Atkinson represented the UST SIFE team in competition. After presenting six projects in front of a panel of judges from the business community, the team was awarded the title of regional champion for its league. With this win the team is invited to present again May 22 at the national competition in Kansas City.UST SIFE currently has 19 members and, according to Boelter, has affected more than 11,000 people with its projects this year alone. SIFE does everything from working with underprivileged kids to promoting recycling to consulting with local businesses on ways to improve.For more information email Betsy Lofgren, SIFE adviser.