RESTON, Va., April 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Knowledge
Matters and Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)
today announced the winners of the FCCLA Virtual Business Challenge
The winners of the FCCLA VB Challenge included:
First Place: That1Team (Team Members: Kaitlyn, Kyla &
Dakota) - Cherokee HS, Oklahoma
Second Place: Aloha CHS (Team Members: Lake & Chandler) -
Cherokee HS, Oklahoma
Third Place: Montgomery County FCCLA Senior Team 2 (Team Member:
Jacob) - Montgomery County R-2 High School, Missouri
Teams of FCCLA members across the country used the Virtual
Business Personal Finance simulation and competed in two rounds of
the FCCLA VBC in fall 2018 and winter 2019. Teams were judged on
total net worth achieved after several simulated years. The
finalists from those first two competition rounds then competed in
the FCCLA VB Challenge finals.
The winning team won $1,000 and
will be featured at the Knowledge Matters Virtual Business booth at
the FCCLA National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, CA.
"Personal finance and financial literacy are important tools and
concepts for high school students to learn. The Virtual Business
Personal Finance simulation used for the annual FCCLA VB Challenge
gives students a thorough understanding of financial concepts that
these high schoolers will be dealing with during college and as
they pursue their careers," said Peter
Jordan, President and CEO of Knowledge Matters. "We value
our partnership with FCCLA to help coordinate the annual FCCLA VB
Challenge with FCCLA chapters throughout the country."
Virtual Business Personal Finance is one of eight Virtual
Business simulations designed for teaching business, marketing
and personal finance to high school students.
"FCCLA students enjoy the challenge of competing in the annual
FCCLA VB Challenge," said Sandy
Spavone, FCCLA Executive Director. "The Virtual Business
simulation provides extensive curriculum and learning on a
much-needed topic - financial learning. The students combine
learning with competition during the annual challenge."
About Knowledge Matters
Knowledge Matters is the leading provider of simulation-based
educational content for business, marketing, and personal finance.
Knowledge Matters' visual sims allow students to control their own
virtual businesses - learning valuable business and marketing
concepts using simulation game technology. In the past year,
Knowledge Matters served more than 3,750,000 simulation-based
exercises. The company's Virtual Business line of simulations have
been used in over one-third of all the high schools in the United States. The company's college line
of advanced simulations are used by leading universities globally.
Knowledge Matters also delivers corporate training solutions to
Fortune 500 clients.
Family, Career and Community Leaders of
America (FCCLA) is a dynamic and effective national student
organization that helps young men and women become leaders and
address important personal, family, work, and societal issues
through Family and Consumer Sciences education. FCCLA has more than
164,000 members and more than 5,300 chapters from 49 state
associations, Puerto Rico, and the
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