The H&R Block Dollars and Sense National Challenge encourages DECA members to test their financial literacy skills individually or as a team. This competition is a free event for dues paying DECA members. Participating members utilize a competition version of the Virtual Business - Personal Finance 2.0 classroom simulation, which is currently being used in over 5,000 classrooms across the United States and Canada.
Team registration for this event will begin on Tuesday, October 9, 2012. There will be two rounds (Challenges) held via the Internet during the school year. The first challenge is October 22, 2012, 10:00 a.m. EST - November 16, 2012, 5:00 p.m. EST and the second challenge is January 7, 2013, 10:00 a.m. EST - February 1, 2013, 5:00 p.m. EST.
DECA high school members will be able to participate in all four tracks of this event (VBC Retailing, VBC Sports, VBC Restaurant and H&R Block Dollars & Sense). Two of the tracks will utilize online versions of our simulations (VBC Restaurant and H&R Block Dollars & Sense) and two of the tracks will utilize installable versions of our simulations (VBC Retailing & VBC Sports). In all cases, DECA members will participate through utilization of an online account. Students who are currently using, or who have previously used one of our online simulations (Restaurant or Personal Finance) may use their existing accounts to participate. Students who have not used our online simulations will be given the opportunity to create a new account free of charge.
|Dollars & Sense ICDC QUALIFYING TEAMS|
Knowledge Matters would like to thank all of the DECA members who
participated in the 2012-2013 H&R Block Dollars & Sense National
Challenge. Your effort and perseverance helped to make this year’s
qualifying rounds very successful. We appreciate the skills and
knowledge that you brought to the competition events.
Congratulations to this year’s ICDC qualifiers! If your team is listed below, you must have your advisor call Knowledge Matters (413-587- 9917) by March 1, 2013 to confirm your attendance to compete in the H&R Block Dollars & Sense National Challenge at ICDC. Prior to confirming a team, the DECA advisor must notify and gain approval from their state advisor for their team(s) to participate within this event at the ICDC.
|MAC DONALDS, ND||Central||Don Fry||CONFIRMED|
|#DECAStuds, WI||Central||Phil Huff||CONFIRMED|
|RYANISAWESOME, NJ||N. Atlantic||John Pico||CONFIRMED|
|Awesome Team, ON||N. Atlantic||Liz McBryan||CONFIRMED|
|SWaM, FL||Southern||Alex Ardao||CONFIRMED|
|team clements, TX||Southern||Gregory Eppes||CONFIRMED|
|Bruins, CA||Western||Carl Schmidt||CONFIRMED|
|New Team (AKA "Old Team"), OR||Western||Heather Baldwin||CONFIRMED|
|PET FOOD, ND||Central||Don Fry||CONFIRMED|
|#TeamJacob, WI||Central||Phil Huff||CONFIRMED|
|Sam and Friends, ON||N. Atlantic||Sherri Fraser||CONFIRMED|
|HELLOBROOKLYN, NJ||N. Atlantic||John Pico||CONFIRMED|
|AsianPersuasion, FL||Southern||Alex Ardao||CONFIRMED|
|Westwood Warriors, TX||Southern||Beverly Cowsert||CONFIRMED|
|3chainz, OR||Western||Brandi Clark||CONFIRMED|
|PakiPower, AZ||Western||Travis Kenyon||CONFIRMED|