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Area Students Take Part in WIU Accounting Challenge

April 16, 2015


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MACOMB, IL - - Western Illinois University welcomed area high school students to the Macomb campus Friday, April 10 for the 10th annual Accounting Challenge. Sponsored by WIU's Department of Accounting and Finance, Western's chapter of Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) and the Illinois CPA Society, the event gave area students a chance to showcase their skills through a written competition, as well as provided information about Western's accountancy program and the WIU College of Business and Technology.

Eight area high schools and 70 students competed to win WIU scholarships to go toward the WIU accounting program. Participating schools included: Astoria, Hamilton, Knoxville, Macomb, Rushville-Industry, Spoon River Valley, United and Williamsfield high schools.

While the students tested, an education round table was conducted for the instructors, led by Gregg Woodruff, accounting and finance department chair.

The competition awarded scholarships to each first, second and third place individual winner choosing to major in accounting at Western.

Individual Awards:

Division I
First Place: Dalton Mann, Macomb High School
Tie for Second Place: Ryan Litchfield, Macomb High School
Tie for Second Place: Matt Duncan, Macomb High School
Third Place: Alex Hance, Macomb High School

Division II

First Place: Dalton Frieden, United High School
Second Place: Isaac Perrilles, Spoon River Valley High School
Tie for Third Place: Mackenzi Lafferty, Spoon River Valley High School
Tie for Third Place: Steven Wrench, Rushville-Industry High School
Tie for Third Place: Garrett Wight, Williamsfield High School

Team Awards:

Division I
First Place: The Good, The Bad, The Kev Nasty, Macomb High School, team members included Litchfield, Mann and Kevin Waterstreet
Second Place: Sesame Checking, Macomb High School, team members included Hance, Cordell Beutzinger, Bobby Le and Duncan
Third Place: Balanced Babes, Macomb High School, team members included Jenna Kelso, Kayla Mabrey, Samantha Adams and China Ufkes

Division II
First Place: The Taxmanian Devils, Spoon River Valley High School, team members included Perrilles, Jacob Doubet, Lafferty and Katie Wilson
Second Place: Accounting is Our LIFO, United High School, team members included Frieden, Job Runge, Molly Henson and Jacob Dunn
Tie for Third Place: The Accountabilibuddies, Rushville-Industry High School, team members included Andrew Tomlinson, Shelby Hughes and Wrench
Tie for Third Place: Nothin' but Net Assets, United High School, team members included Xander Esp, Jared Smith, Ethan Bitar and Mason Love

For more information, contact Cheryl Westen at (309) 298-1152 or CA-Westen@wiu.edu. Learn more about WIU's accountancy department at wiu.edu/accountancy.

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