RHINELANDER - Some Northwoods students will head to Milwaukee to test their business skills.
Students competed in the regional Finance and Investment Bowl today at Nicolet College.
The competition tested their knowledge of investing, finance, and general economics.
Students from Three Lakes, Northland Pines, Rhinelander, Merill, and Crandon competed against one another.
Teachers believe business knowledge can help students develop good financial habits.
"By getting the students to know this stuff and hopefully acting on it early on, they'll really set themselves up to be way better off down the line. And it spills over to their family and friends too," said Richard Entenmann, the event organizer.
A team from Rhinelander High School beat defending-champion Merrill high school in the final round.
Rhinelander students were excited to win.
But some students were more excited about learning skills to help them succeed in the future.
"We need to know how to invest and how to bank. The sooner we can do that on our own, the better off we'll be. We can't always have parents and people doing it for us so the sooner we can become self-sufficient, the better and this really helps us out," said Matt Wills, a student at Rhinelander High School.
Rhinelander and Merrill will represent the Northwoods at the state competiton in April.
|Story By: Karolina Buczek