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MAHS Students Finish First and Fourth at Accounting Conference

MAHS Students Finish First and Fourth at Accounting Conference

Moon Area High School students recently finished first and fourth in a financial statement analysis contest, part of a Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants conference at Duquesne University. Moon has won six out of the past seven competitions at Duquesne University.

Four teams from MAHS, comprised of students enrolled in the Accounting 1 or the College in High School Accounting course, were among approximately 30 teams representing 17 schools throughout the region. More than 240 students attended the event.

The highest team point total in the competition determines the finishing order. The maximum score is 40. Moon finished in first and fourth place with scores of 29.5 and 23, respectively. Norwin finished second and third.

The first-place team included: Michael Walenchok, Ethan Konieczka, Marco Chenet, Alex Ashbery, Lance Zabela, Tyler Greggs, Aidan Boyd, Isabella Olson, and Sydney Blewett. (left to right below).

Accounting First Place Team

The fourth-place team included: Lucca DiDomenico, Josh Seeley, Cooper Nickles, Brian Crawford, Josiah Panizzi, Hayden Boland, Zack Ross, Max Depner, Manan Jain, and Lucas Bender. (left to right below)

Accounting 4th Place Team

The competition asked teams of students to analyze the financial reports of Dick’s Sporting Goods’ 2021 annual report. The report is submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Members of the first, second, third and fourth place teams received a trophy, gift card, drawstring backpack, or hat.

The conference, referred to as the Accounting Career Day, is an opportunity to enhance the curriculum. Students had the opportunity to learn from professionals representing a variety of accounting disciplines. Speakers included Justin Mikol, KPMG; Matt Leavy, Dick’s Sporting Goods; Justin Hardy, Grossman Yanak & Ford LLP; and Michael Spiegel, (FBI) Federal Bureau of Investigation.