Tuesday afternoon, four Year 12 Accounting students travelled to Townsville to
participate in the CQU Business Challenge.
Held at the CQU campus, these students represented Ayr State High
against six other schools from the region (Bowen SHS, St Patrick's College,
Pimlico SHS, Kirwan SHS, The Cathedral School and Townsville Grammar). After a long trip in Mrs Woods' car with her
“impeccable” taste in music and her “beautiful” singing we eventually arrived
at the campus. Now, the problem was that a student hadn’t tied their tie yet
and no one knew how to tie a tie. So with the help of Google and many attempts
they managed it on their own. Shenikah Grabs, Matthew Schifilliti, Alexander
Timm and David took on four multiple choice rounds on various topics;
Accounting, Business and Economics, Business Law and General Knowledge.
Considering other schools had students from a broad selection of subjects, not
just accounting, the ASHS representatives did an excellent job by overcoming
their nerves to take out second place, beaten by only Townsville Grammar by a
slim margin. For second place they
received medals and a participation certificate. CQU provided afternoon tea, biscuits and
lollies on the tables, for the hard working students, and *cough cough* Mrs
Woods. It was an excellent competition
and our students gained a valuable experience taking part in this competition
for the first time.