The Swanton Accounting program was invited to the University of Toledo to compete in the University of Toledo Business Challenge sponsored through Junior Achievement. This is an invitation only contest for business and marketing programs that the university considers to be the top 23 in the region.
Swanton’s team, consisting of Seth Rains, Haiden Gombash and Wyatt Lake competed to a first place finish in the preliminary morning round of competition with an eighth place out of 23 tally in the afternoon championship round. All three team members received $750 in scholarship money for placing in the championship rank.
Students in the contest are matched with a corporate volunteer that advise them through the 12 rounds of competition. Each five minute round requires students to make up to thirty financial decisions based on economic conditions that include marketing, research and development, product lines, payroll and benefit issues. Student decisions are then graded through a computer simulation that scores each team based on the economic realities of their choices.
Swanton Accounting is a program enrolled through College Credit plus, and is funded through the Penta Career Center. Students are receiving college accounting credits through their high school course work.
Pictured L-R: Wyatt Lake, Seth Rains, Haiden Gombash and Mike Sietz of Owens Corning