The third annual USI High School Business Case Challenge and Individual Competition was held Saturday, November 17, 2018, at USI's Business and Engineering Center. Thank you to the volunteers from the Accounting Circle and Young Professionals and to the USI faculty, staff, and students who made this year another successful event. Thank you to the high schools that participated, and congratulations to the winning high school students!
First place: Henderson County High School, made up of team members Nick Clem, Jaycee Simpson, and Alex Wheeler.
Second place: Evansville North High School, made up of team members Madyson Lowe and Erika Will.
Third place: Henderson County High School, made up of team members Jordan Toribo, Nick Wimber, Brodie Trotter, and Preston Hazelwood (not pictured).
First place: Alex Wheeler from Henderson County High School
Second place: Erika Will from Evansville North
Third place: Preston Hazelwood from Henderson County High School
"I had a wonderful experience at the USI 2017 case study competition. This type of experience really allows for students to face their fears, and get better at presenting in front of crowds. The staff that was in charge was very friendly, and they made everyone feel very welcome. I got to present on topics I normally wouldn't get to at school. This allowed for me to use my accounting class in my favor. I used what I learning in accounting to back my research project, while getting the chance to learn more. They also provide us with lunch, and gave us a tour around campus while enjoying a fun activity. It was a overall great experience and I would definitely recommend this to all high school students looking to further their education in the business field." - Halle Bowman, North High School and 2017 winning team member
"I had a great time during the competition. It was very fun. It was also very easy to go through, when we had a lot of down time we had something to do during that time. I wish I could come back for another year." - Cori Pendleton, North High School and 2017 winning team member