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While exams were being graded at the annual Accounting Challenge, area high school students participated in various team building activities, including a balloon pass, hula hoop pass and tarp flip.
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While exams were being graded at the annual Accounting Challenge, area high school students participated in various team building activities, including a balloon pass, hula hoop pass and tarp flip.
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While exams were being graded at the annual Accounting Challenge, area high school students participated in various team building activities, including a balloon pass, hula hoop pass and tarp flip.
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Following the exam, teams competed in a trivia game that offered them a chance to display their knowledge of not just accounting, but also current events, sports and more.
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Following the exam, teams competed in a trivia game that offered them a chance to display their knowledge of not just accounting, but also current events, sports and more.
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The winners of the team building competitions received prizes.
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Area Students Take Part in Annual Accounting Challenge

April 30, 2018


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MACOMB, IL - - Area high school students demonstrated their financial accounting knowledge on Western Illinois University's Macomb campus Friday (April 20) at the 13th 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 program. For the 13th annual event, six area high schools and a total of 49 students competed. Western awarded scholarships to each first, second and third place individual winner choosing to major in accounting at WIU.

The participating high schools were Macomb, Sherrard, Spoon River Valley, Rushville-Industry, Hillsboro and Southeastern.

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

Individual Awards

Division I
First Place (tie):
Logan Altenberger and Tyler Crandall, Hillsboro
Second Place: James Whitescarvan, Rushville-Industry
Third Place: Gregg Jordan, Hillsboro

Division II
First Place:
Emily Hance, Macomb
Second Place (tie): Lea Rukavina and Dusten Blowers, Macomb
Third Place (tie): Matt Luek and Alex Duncan, Macomb

Team Awards

Division 1
First Place Team:

Hillsboro Team 3, Hillsboro
Team Members: Logan Altenberger, Christopher Pattit and Tyler Crandall

Second Place Team:
Hillsboro Team 1, Hillsboro
Team Members: Gregg Jordan, Carroll Landon and Mallory Landen

Third Place Team:
Let's Get Fiscal, Spoon River Valley
Team members: Alexis Hanlin, Kayla Anderson and Faith Quick

Division II

First Place Team:

CPA (Can't Pass Accounting), Macomb
Team Members: Lea Rukavina, Matt Luek and Hayden Cole

Second Place Team:
Smart Assets, Macomb
Team Members: Dusten Blowers, Fatima Mahmoud, Joe Musick and Katie Litchfield

Third Place Team:
Account Me Out, Macomb
Team members: Emily Hance, Ben Gentry and Carmen McMahon

Other Awards

Best Team Name: The Cash Cows, Rushville-Industry

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

Posted By: Alisha Looney (AA-Looney@wiu.edu)
Office of University Relations