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BFHS Accounting 1 Students Take Third Place

Students from Big Foot High School’s Accounting 1 course travelled to Plymouth, Wisc. On Monday, March 11 to compete in the 7th Annual Lakeland University Forensic Accounting Competition.  There were 20 teams from around the state.  BFHS students prepared and gave a 10-15 minute presentation based on Bangladesh Cyber Heist from February 2016.

BFHS students have been attending this competition for the last five years.  In 2015, the first year BFHS attended, the students brought home the 2nd place trophy. The last two years, the students were unable to make finals.  Last year, BFHS had one team make finals and ended up taking home fifth place. The team of Sydney Bender, AJ Courier, Molly McEneany, and John rouse received the highest score in their pool of five teams to qualify for finals, where they had to present again in front of all the judges.  At the closing ceremony, it was announced that this team earned third place overall.

In the past, this competition was completed by our College Accounting - Honors students.  This year was the first time it was completed by regular Accounting 1 students.

When not competing, the four students attended workshops that pertained to the forensic accounting profession.  Available workshops included topics on the CPA exam, experiences as a Certified Fraud Examiner, cybercrimes, and FBI fraud investigations.

Accounting Students at Forensic Accounting Competition
Left to Right: Sydney Bender, John Rouse, Molly McEneany, AJ Courier
Accounting Students at Forensic Accounting Competition
The Forensic Accounting Competition Team taking a selfie with the selfie stick won by AJ.  They are accompianed by their teachers, Mr. Chad Roehl and Ms. Nicole Berning (Student Teacher).

~Information courtesy of Chad Roehl, Accounting Teacher