RHINELANDER - Northwoods students competed in a financial version of March Madness.
Three high schools came together to compete In the Finance and Investment Challenge Bowl today at Nicolet College.
This was the fifth annual Rhinelander Northwoods Regional Tournament.
The goal of the competition was to increase financial literacy around the state.
"This is my first quiz bowl, so it was really nerve-racking going in," said Rhinelander High School senior Miranda Koth. "I didn't know what to expect, but then I got in there and it was pretty chill and relaxing, then it was just really fun [and the] the adrenaline was rushing."
Rhinelander, Three Lakes, and Bowler High School participated in today's event. Six teams from those three schools entered the competition.
"The kids get to demonstrate what they've learned in the classroom," said Bowler High School advisor Bill Hahn. "It's not only for their grade but for their lifetime, because they'll learn about investing and how to manage their money properly."
Seven regionals are held across the state every year. Today's competition was the last regional of the season.
First place, second place, and the consolation team won a cash prize.
Rhinelander won the competition and will head to the state championship in Milwaukee.