For the second year in a row, Mrs. Weissinger's personal finance students participated in the Budget Challenge sponsored by H&R Block. During the ten week simulation, students managed a real-world budget online, competing against approximately 900 other classes nationwide to determine who displayed the most savvy finance skills. All three of Mrs. Weissinger's classes finished within the top twenty, with her 7th bell class finishing within the top ten! GCA was awarded a $2,500 grant as acknowledgement of the top ten class finish, which was the only grant awarded in the state of Virginia!
Additionally, recent Class of 2016 graduate Tyler Puckett, who has attended GCA since Kindergarten, finished #19 out of over 18,000 students in the competition. Tyler earned a $20,000 scholarship for his top placement and was one of only two students in Virginia to receive this award!
Congratulations to Mrs. Weissinger, Tyler Puckett, and our Collegiate Academy Personal Finance students!