Students Compete at Alabama Personal Finance Challenge

Last week 1,563 students competed at the Alabama Personal Finance Challenge at the University of Alabama. The competition was statewide, and Oak Mountain was represented by four teams in the top 25. Participants include Charles R, Jack H, Jackson V, Simon L, Harrison J, Jimmy H, John Kerry K, Riley B, Tommy L, Destiny S, Alec S, Grace W, and Mason W. These students didn’t just show up to this challenge empty handed, though, they had to go through a series of tasks to prepare.

“Students prepared for the challenge by completing lessons on financial literary topics as a component of the Career Preparedness course. State Treasurer Young Boozer spoke to students at the challenge reminding them that a good financial education was something they would use for the rest of their lives whether they were using a credit card or getting their first mortgage,” Business teacher Stephanie Triplett explained.

“Throughout the Career Preparedness course I was able to do programs like Everfi, Econlowdown, and Coast-to-Coast which improved my financial knowledge,” participant, Will R, said, “I wanted to go because I was honored to be in the top 25 teams who took the test online.”

Congratulations to Kathryn H, Alex P, Will R, and Keylan Son placing 4th, and congratulations to the rest of the team for a successful and great job at the challenge!