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Area high school students demonstrated their financial accounting knowledge at Western Illinois University recently at the 12th annual Accounting Challenge.
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Ten area high schools and a 71 students competed.
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While the students were testing, an education round table was conducted for the instructors, which was led by Gregg Woodruff, chair of the WIU accounting and finance department.
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As part of the the event, area students were given a chance to showcase their accounting skills through a written competition.
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Area Students Take Part in Accounting Challenge

May 12, 2017


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MACOMB, IL - - Area high school students demonstrated their financial accounting knowledge at Western Illinois University recently at the 12th annual Accounting Challenge.

Sponsored by WIU's accountancy department, Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) and the Illinois CPA Society, the event not only provided area students a chance to showcase their accounting skills through a written competition, but it also provided them with information about Western's accountancy department and College of Business and Technology. For the annual event, 10 area high schools and a total of 71 students competed. Western awarded scholarships to each first, second and third place individual winner choosing to major in accounting at WIU.

The participating schools were Macomb, Galesburg, Canton, Knoxville, Spoon River Valley, Rushville-Industry, Williamsfield, Hamilton, Hillsboro and United.

While the students were testing, an education round table was conducted for the instructors, which was led by Gregg Woodruff, chair of the WIU accounting and finance department.

Individual Awards

Division II

First Place (three-way tie): Dakota Keeffer and Madison Lynn, Macomb; Chase Stranz, Canton
Second Place: (two-way tie): Micah Flores and Zak Piper, Macomb
Third Place: Cole Baker, Macomb

Division I
First Place:
Madeline Harrison, Spoon River Valley
Second Place (four-way tie): Olivia Bishop, United; Reid Pfeirerling and Skyler McKay, Hamilton; and Nicole Boyd, Hillsboro
Third Place: Megan Loveland, Spoon River Valley

Team Awards

Division II

First Place: The Final Account Down, Macomb
Team members included: Cole Baker, Keeffer, Lynn and Shannon Rericha

Second Place: Sums of Anarchy, Macomb
Team members included: Flores, Morgan Lowderman and Piper

Third Place: M Team 1, Macomb
Team members included: Nick Elting, Korby Foxall and Brendan Mueller

Division I
First Place:
Let's Get Fiscal, Spoon River Valley
Team members included: Harrison, Rachel Hartstirn and Loveland

Second Place: Bond, Savings Bond, Hamilton
Team members included: Shelby Green, Payton Holmes, Alex Miller and Pfeierling

Third Place: Hilltoppers, Hillsboro
Team members include: Elizabeth Bell, Boyd, Elizabeth Jansen and Jordan Tuetkan

Other Awards

Best Team Name:
LIFO Crime, Williamsfield

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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