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Members of Western Illinois University's Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) at the Accounting Challenge.
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Area Students Take Part in WIU Accounting Challenge

May 20, 2016

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MACOMB, IL - - Area high school students demonstrated their financial accounting knowledge at Western Illinois University recently at the 11th 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, six area high schools and a total of 67 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, Knoxville, Spoon River Valley, Rushville-Industry, Williamsfield 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 accounting and finance department.

Individual Awards

Division I
First Place: Josh Cook, Macomb High School
Second Place: Jacob Poore, Macomb High School
Third Place: Donnie Wetterling, Macomb High School

Division II
First Place: Wyatt Chandler, United High School
Second Place: Ben Warner, Williamsfield High School
Third Place: Jacob Doubet, Spoon River Valley High School
Third Place: Isaac Perrilles, Spoon River Valley High School

Team Awards

Division 1
First Place Team:
Corporate Take Over, Macomb High School
Team members included: Cook, Bryce Westen and Wetterling

Second Place: Victorious Secret, Macomb High School
Team members included: Grant Hannant, Poore and David Swanson

Third Place: Kicking Assets and Taking Names, Macomb High School
Team members included: Maddie Dace, Julianna Kessler, Dalton Mann and Sharron Moore

Division II
First Place: The Lord of the Ledgers, Spoon River Valley High School
Team members included: Perrilles, Doubet, Madalynn Ward and Rachel Harstirn

Second Place: Trial Balance Top Dawgs, United High School
Team members included: Chandler, Katie Peel, Alexandra Perry and Kal Youngquist

Third Place: Big Bad Bookkeepers, United High School
Team members included: Tiffany Hart, Alexander Esp, Ian Walters and Ryan Baker

Other Awards
Best Team Name: Tax-Manian Devils, United High School

For more information, contact Cheryl Westen at (309) 298-1152 or Learn more about WIU's accountancy department at

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