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.