Four awarded scholarships, team receives awards at annual SIUC accounting challenge

OTHS Accounting 2016

From left, front row: Paris Grady, J’havonte Hazlitt, Ashya Kiner, Victoria Birchem, Mrs. Jennifer Haislar, Brionna Hambright, Sierra Blanco, Julie Waeltz, Alisha Lester. From left, back row: Braeden Dodd, Charlie Eccher, Zach Thouvenot, Spencer Woll, Caleb Neff, Stephen Mills, Matt Terveer, Carson Siddle, Jacob O’Neill, Adam Spihlman, Matt Spradling. (Submitted Photo)

Nineteen students traveled to Carbondale, IL on February 19th to represent O’Fallon Township H.S. at the Annual Accounting Challenge Competition held at SIU-Carbondale. These students competed with over 250 other students and 23 schools in Accounting I and Advanced Accounting individual events, as well as team events.

OTHS had 12 students compete individually in Accounting I and nine students compete individually in Advanced Accounting. There was also a team competition using their individual scores and a team building component.

Two scholarship awards and a team award were won by OTHS students. Victoria Birchem earned first place and Spencer Woll earned second place in Advanced Accounting individual events, both winning scholarships to the SIU-Carbondale school of business. Charlie Eccher, Jhavont’e Hazlitt, and Spencer Woll took home the Accounting I Team Award with the highest average for their individual test scores and high score in their team building event.

OTHS offers Accounting I and Honors Accounting I courses to sophomores through seniors. Accounting II is offered to juniors and seniors, after taking their first year of accounting.

From left: Victoria Birchem, Charlie Eccher, J’havonte Hazlitt, Spencer Woll. (Submitted Photo)

From left: Victoria Birchem, Charlie Eccher, J’havonte Hazlitt, Spencer Woll. (Submitted Photo)