The SIU School of Accountancy held its 16th Annual
Accounting Challenge competition on Friday, February 21, 2014 in the Student
Recreation Center at Southern Illinois University. This annual competition
provides high school students, as well as Community College transfers, with the
opportunity to visit SIU and experience the University and the surrounding
community. The competition is comprised of both an academic and team-building
components. The competition is of no charge to the schools with the primary
funding provided by the Accounting Circle, which is made up of alumni and
friends of the School of Accountancy. The students have the opportunity to win
scholarships based on their performance.
Over 300 students participated in the academic and teambuilding
Two Kaskaskia College students, Elaine Boozer of Centralia
and Lorraine Albert of Mulberry Grove, tied for third in the competition. Each will receive a scholarship for her
efforts. Other students competing were Emily
Theising of Bartelso, Zachary Torbeck of Odin, Grant Rexilius of Kell, Terry
Farmer of Centralia, and Emily Hug of Nashville.
The Kaskaskia College team came in 4th place in the combined
team building/academic test competition.