Area HS Students Test Accounting Skills in Monopoly Contest at Sandburg

  Aaron Frey
  Tuesday, January 30, 2018 10:16 AM
  Campus News

Galesburg, IL

Students from five area high schools passed “Go,” collected $200 and learned essential accounting skills last week at a Monopoly competition hosted by Carl Sandburg College’s Business and Accounting Society of Sandburg (BASS).

About 45 students from Brimfield, Galesburg, Illini West, Rushville-Industry and Williamsfield high schools participated in the inaugural competition, which took place Thursday at Sandburg’s Main Campus in Galesburg. Teams of two or three were tasked with playing the classic board game while also tracking the necessary accounting records. They then prepared their financial statements when the game was finished.

Awards were given to the team at each table that recorded the highest net income. Overall awards were also given to the team with the best name and team with the highest value of total assets.

Net Income Winners

Table 1: Brimfield Bankers — Ky Reed, Taylor Gibbs, Hope Schwenk (Brimfield)

Table 2: Winkidinks — Robert Castellano, Ashley Zimmerman (Galesburg)

Table 3: Two Angry Guys — Tristen Wheeler, Layne Dorethy (Williamsfield)

Table 4: Bitcoin Junkies — Fletcher Higgins, James Whitescarver (Rushville-Industry)

Table 5: It’s Your Move — Emma Roth, Trinity Burton (Illini West)

Table 6: The Wranglers — Ethan Templeton, Khristian Wright (Galesburg)

Highest Value of Total Assets

Two Angry Guys — Tristen Wheeler, Layne Dorethy (Williamsfield)

Best Team Name

The Taxmanian Devils — Harrison Wright, Chase Howell (Williamsfield)

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