Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Chadron High FinanceChallenge Dominates the State!

What makes this story extra special, is that Personal Finance teacher, Brenda Budler, randomly grouped her students into teams of three.  They then had 4 teams place in the top 10 out of 186 teams statewide ..... Amazing!!

The Fall FinanceChallenge ONLINE! sponsored by the Nebraska Council of Economic Education was introduced to the Personal Finance class as a great way to flex intellectual muscles and participate with students from across Nebraska in an exciting and fun competition.

Well that is just what Mrs. Budler's Personal Finance classes did on Friday, November 11th and came out dominating the state of Nebraska.  Out of 186 teams in the high school division, Chadron had 4 teams in the top 10!!  Chadron Team 9 came out on top!  First place honors were given to Tait Earney, Alisha Rising and Braxtyn Hespe.  Each one of these students won a $25 cash prize from the Nebraska Council of  Economic Education.  They didn't stop there however, Chadron Team 6 ranked fifth place overall with the team consisting of Ashlyn Eitemiller, Zach Banzhaf and Calen Johnson.  Chadron Team 5 received sixth place honors.  Team members included Megan Bradley, Logan Groves and Kenny Swiftbird.  And wrapping up our top teams was Chadron Team 1 placing tenth and is made up of Nate Abegglen, Garrett Meisman and Nick Enos.  Congratulations to these 4 teams for an outstanding job of representing Chadron in this intellectual challenge.


                           High School Division
Chadron High
Brenda Budler
Lincoln Southwest (LPS)
Marge Kneifl
Lindsay Holy Family
Nathan Krauel
Creighton Community Schools
Dixie Hanefeldt
Chadron High
Brenda Budler
Chadron High
Brenda Budler
Howells Public Schools
Marla Prusa
Elkhorn High
Nick Jarzynka
Falls City High School
Donna Eickhoff
Chadron High
Brenda Budler