University of Southern Indiana

USI High School Case and Individual Competition



2016 Results

Case Competition:

Six teams from four high schools competed in the first USI Accounting Circle's High School Case and Individual Competition. Mentors from the Accounting Circle met with the high schools and helped the students develop a solution to a real-world business problem. Teams presented their ideas to a panel of judges made up of USI faculty, business professionals, and USI students. Four teams advanced to the finalist round, where they were told of a change in the business situation. After a brief preparation time, they presented their final solutions to the judges.

Tecumseh High School won first place in the case competition

First Place: Ethan Hahn and Alex Lytle from Tecumseh High School

Gibson Southern won second place in the case competition

Second Place: Callen Ambrose, Tony Davis, and Ben Davenport of Gibson Southern.

North High School received third place in the case competition

Third Place: Ethan Warfield and Halle Bowman from North High School.

Henderson County received fourth place in the case competition

Fourth Place: Logan Cherry, Katie Bickers, and Jackson Hogg from Henderson County High School.

Individual Competition:

Shay Bridges

First Place: Shay Bridges from Henderson County receives a $1,000 scholarship to USI Romain College of Business

Second Place $500 Scholarship Winner

Second Place: Callen Ambrose from Gibson Southern receives a $500 scholarship to USI Romain College of Business

Third Place $250 Scholarship Winner

Third Place: Alex Lytle from Tecumseh receives a $250 scholarship to USI Romain College of Business

Group Photos:

Group photos

business students

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(Original Post)

The Romain College of Business is pleased to announce:

University of Southern Indiana Accounting Circle
High School Case and Individual Competition
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Business and Engineering Center
University of Southern Indiana

The competition provides high school teams and individuals the opportunity to compete for cash prizes and scholarships to USI.

Case Competition - Case Material

  • The case competition allows teams of 3-5 students to respond to a challenging, real-world business problem.
  • In the weeks leading up to the competition, teams prepare their case solution with the help of their high school instructor and a business mentor from the USI Accounting Circle.
  • Teams present their case solution to a panel of judges comprised of business professionals, faculty, and accounting students.
  • Awards to the top place high school team:
    • $500 cash for the school
    • $500 cash to split among team members

Individual Competition - Study Guide

  • Individual high school students with an interest in business and accounting have an opportunity to take a multiple-choice examination to test their knowledge of accounting skills and concepts. The examination is taken at the event.
  • Awards for highest scores:
    • 1st place - $1,000 scholarship to Romain College of Business
    • 2nd place - $500 scholarship to Romain College of Business
    • 3rd place - $250 scholarship to Romain College of Business

General Information

  • Students may enter one or both competitions.
  • Door prizes will be awarded the day of the event.
  • Registration deadline is October 3, 2016.

While we expect the case and individual competitions to be challenging and competitive, November 5 promises to be an enjoyable day for teachers, parents and students.  The day will begin with an optional breakfast.  Teams will present their case solutions, and the individual exam will follow.  Midday will feature lunch, a tour of the USI campus, and a chance to interact with USI business faculty and students.  The day will conclude with an awards presentation.

Schedule for the Day*

  • 8:30 – 9:00 – Registration with light breakfast
  • 9:00 – 9:15 – Welcome
  • 9:15 – 9:30 – Case Preparation
  • 9:30 – 10:15 – Case Presentations
  • 10:15 – 10:30 -  Break
  • 10:30 – 11:30 – Individual Competition
  • 11:45 – 1:00 – Lunch with Keynote Speaker
  • 1:00 – 1:15 – Break
  • 1:15 – 2:15 – Tours of Campus
  • 2:15 – 2:45 – Finalist Preparation
  • 2:45 – 3:15 – Final Presentations
  • 3:15 – 4:00 – Awards Ceremony and Closing

*schedule is tentative and times may be adjusted

For further information or to register a team or individual, please send an email to

This event is sponsored by the Accounting Circle advisory board.

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