“I like that the questions are varied, so you never know what is going to come up. So they may know it or not, and in class we went over information today and the kids said, “that was on the Challenge”, so reinforcement from the competition is great also. I like the fact that they can go see Nicolet, meet other students from different schools, challenge themselves, learn financial information and gain some confidence from going into an unknown environment and doing well and having a great time. Thanks Richard, it was a great day.”

– B. Pulver, Three Lakes High School

“Thank you from Wausau West! The students ALL told me that they wish they would have participated in this sooner because they had so much fun.”

– Business Teacher – Wausau West HS

“Thank you for the tremendous opportunity to be part of the tournament. I loved seeing the students compete and challenge each other (as well as the adults) I hope that I can be part of the event next year. Thank you for all your hard work promoting financial education throughout the state. It was great meeting you as well as all of the individuals involved with the outstanding program!”

– Family Living Educator – UW Extension – Clark County

“My students were filled with a buzz of excitement from the fun that they had today at the Finance Bowl. Upon their return to school they were talking about the experience with their peers and some were even inspired to spend a couple of hours after school working with me on some accounting concepts to better understand course material prior to exams.”

– Business Teacher – Madison Memorial HS

“We’d would like to bring 4 teams this year if you can accommodate. This competition is gaining popularity here at our school.”

– Business Teacher – Marshfield HS

“Thanks so much for all you do to promote financial literacy. I get to see every day how vital it is that we actually TEACH it to our students.”

– Business Teacher, Rhinelander HS

“I witnessed a life-changing experience for two Hispanic, poverty-stricken students….after all, society expects Hispanic males to drop out of high school and work in low-paying jobs. The students were victorious and took first place in the Challenge Bowl and are now outstanding students at UW-Madison. They learned from the Bowl to compete and WIN!”

– Business Teacher, Milwaukee South Division HS

“I never had a chance to thank you on Tuesday for again creating such an exciting and fun learning environment for my students. Yesterday we had many discussions about the tournament and questions and students are already asking how they can be involved for next year!!! In addition, I really appreciate the time you took to write the editorial in the State Journal last week. I plan to use that in our next parent newsletter as well as relaying the results of the Financial Challenge Bowl. This, keeping my fingers crossed, should really get parents/students excited about what we are doing!!!” (1/10/13)

– Business Teacher, Madison West HS

“I just wanted to re-iterate again what a wonderful time our students had at this event. Not only did they have fun, they also learned a lot on the questions they didn’t know. It sparked some great conversations at lunch, on the bus ride home and today about the stock market and other topics. I really appreciate your flexibility with timing and also fitting in that extra consolation round for my students who won two games but were eliminated because they didn’t have a high score. They had a lot of fun with that last round, and went home with more of a feeling of closure by having one of them win.”

– Business Teacher, Madison East HS

“Thanks so much for all you do to promote financial literacy. I get to see every day how vital it is that we actually TEACH it to our students.”

– FICB Participating Educator

“This was the first time I participated in the FICB, and it was a great experience. I was amazed how much knowledge the students had. There was a little twist to the day when a team from Wausau East asked if they could play an extra game against another team at their school. We accommodated their request – it was a blast. Looking forward to participating next year.”

– President of Valley Communities Credit Union

“My son, who is currently a junior at UW Madison, was a member of the HS team that won state. I teach Economics in 7th grade and he keeps telling me I should get some of my kids involved in this competition.”

– High School Educator

“My students had a lot of fun and they realized how much they really learned about finance. The event is a great!”

– Oshkosh North HS teacher

“The kids had a fantastic day. It was well organized and moved along at the perfect pace – great, competitive games. You know it’s a success when the juniors say “I want to come back next year!”

– J. Hughes, Menomonee Falls High School

“Thank YOU!…for the wonderful opportunity you are giving all of our students to enrich their learning. We had a great day and truly enjoy the event.”

– M. Halweg, Sauk Prairie High School

“Our students and teachers had a blast. Thanks to you and your colleagues for sponsoring this effort to promote academics in our area schools.”

– Racine Schools Administrator

“We had a really good time yesterday in Milwaukee. Thanks for putting on a great program. It gets better every year.”

– Menominee Regional Teacher

“All in all you and your team did a fantastic job and you get an “A” for the event. My students and I appreciate your efforts.”

– G. Spencer, John Edwards HS.

“On behalf of the kids and our teachers, this serves as our sincerest thank you from Beloit Memorial. The kids enjoyed the competition… In the end, the kids have fun and learn along the way and that’s what matters most to me.”

– Tony Capozziello, Beloit Memorial HS