October 24, 2017

Accounting Club works with Relay For Life to collect money

by Rosalie Chan, Web & News Editor

Accounting Club prepares for Relay for Life by collecting money at Bank Night and Relay for Life.
“We usually collect between $30,000 and $40,000,” Kevin Lennon, business teacher, said. “It’s cool to see that much cash coming in.”
On May 8, they had a meeting, where they received accounting training for Relay for Life. On May 9, Accounting Club will collect money at Relay for Night’s Bank Night, where Relay for Life participants can turn in the money they have raised. Bank Night will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at BMO Harris Bank.
“We will be accounting for Relay for Life,” Tyler Levy, junior, said. “We will go to Harris Bank to verify the amount of money people have donated.”
At Relay for Life on May 19, the club will stay from 5 p.m. to midnight collecting cash raised for Relay for Life and helping with the silent auction.
“One, they’re helping a good cause. Two, they get hands-on accounting experience, which is good for their resume,” Mr. Lennon said.
The college accounting class also participated at the Harper College Accounting Competition on April 20, which the schools from the Mid-Suburban League competed in. Overall as a team, WHS placed first. Last year, WHS also placed first.
“It was nice to retain our championship status,” Mitchell Zaretsky, junior, said.
For individual awards, Zaretsky received second place; Nick Kopala, senior, received fourth place; and Levy received fifth place.

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