McCallie Finance Teams Capture State Titles

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Two McCallie finance teams each claimed State Championships, bringing home trophies for the Tennessee State Personal Finance Challenge and the Tennessee State Economics Challenge.

The Personal Finance team – consisting of seniors Siqi Huang, Roger Lee and Sanghwa Rhee and junior Hongrui Miao – will advance to the national competition in St. Louis in May. 

The Economics team, made up of seniors Sasha Allen, Trey Danks, Dhruv Yadav and Song Yang, competed in the advanced placement division and advances to regional competition. Also participating in the Personal Finance Challenge were seniors Dallas Condra, Charlie Kline, David Samuels and Dennis Sohn.

Approximately 2,500 teams compete at the state level, with only 20 qualifying for the nationals. Last year, a McCallie squad won the National Finance Challenge Championship. 

The economics and personal finance challenges allow students an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge by competing with other students across the nation.

Economics teacher Skeeter Makepeace is the team’s advisor. She received the help of Jeff Turner ’86, a financial planner at Capital Financial Group in Chattanooga.


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