SIC hosts annual Business Skills Competition for area high school students; Armstrong and Adams take first place

HCHS Team

Jessica Armstrong – 1st place Excel and Summer Adams – 1st place Accounting

Gallatin County High School is the overall winner for the high school business skills competition at Southeastern Illinois College.
The event, held Feb. 28, included six categories for individual students to compete with their peers from other SIC district high schools. Those schools competing this year included Carmi-White County, Eldorado, Galatia, Gallatin County, Hardin County, Harrisburg, NCOE and Pope County.
Several of the events in this competition involve an objective exam while others have a hands-on component. The top two scorers from each event are recognized at the awards ceremony. Each high school can enter up to two students per event and the top score from each event is used to calculate the overall winner.
“The Business Skills Competition is a great way for us to learn more about future students and their plans after high school,” said business instructor, Kelsie Rodman. “It’s also beneficial for the students to see if they would be interested in a business or technology degree and to listen to guest speakers discuss topics that will relate to them in the future.”
In the accounting category, the 100-question test covers such topics as balance sheets, income statements, journal entries, adjusting and closing entries, normal balances, receivable, inventory and cash. Students are not allowed to use calculators or cell phones during the test. This section was only available to students who are enrolled in the first or second accounting course or have had at least one year of accounting. Kiley Brown of Gallatin County received second place, and  READ MORE in the March 28 issue.

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