KRHS students compete in virtual business challenge

Youth. Kittatinny High School students put their STEM skills to work in a recent challenge with students from throughout the nation as part of the Virtual Business Personal Finance Challenge.

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01 Dec 2019 | 02:15

Kittatinny Regional High School students participated in a Virtual Business Personal Finance Challenge to encourage Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) members to test their financial literacy skills. Students competed for two weeks in a live simulation program. Kittatinny High School student's STEM skills were challenged against students all over the nation. The students had to put their math, computer and critical thinking skills to the test. Participating students had to make personal finance decisions for a simulated person in a virtual reality world. Some of the concepts students had to manage included:

· opening bank accounts

· paying bills

· filing taxes

· applying for jobs

· enrolling in educational courses

· applying for credit cards

· determining schedules

· budgeting

· securing insurance

Students ranked based on their simulated person's net worth after running the simulation for two virtual years.
NJ STATE RANKING
· Fourth: Lauren Turner, Kittatinny Regional High School, NJ
· Fifth: Abby LoCascio, Kittatinny Regional High School, NJ
· Seventh: Arin Goriscak, Kittatinny Regional High School, NJ
NATIONAL RANKING
· Twenty-second: Lauren Turner, Kittatinny Regional High School, NJ
· Twenty-third: Abby LoCascio, Kittatinny Regional High School, NJ
· Fourty-eighth: Arin Goriscak, Kittatinny Regional High School, NJ