2013 Case Study Information:
Top scoring student teams in the online Personal Finance Division of the Governorís Challenge who accept an invitation to participate in the statewide Championship on April 17, 2013, must:
The final Championship component of the Governorís Challenge takes place on April 17, 2013 at the VCU Commons in Richmond, VA from 10:00am to 2:30pm (registration and refreshments begin at 9:30am.) Student teams competing in the Personal Finance Division of this Challenge, will present their recommendations to a panel of judges in the morning. With only the judges in attendance, each team presentation is limited to five minutes, with five minutes of questions from the judges and a few minutes in the beginning for any set up. Feedback will be provided to each team. The scoring rubric is provided at the end of the Case Study document.
After lunch, based on the scores from the morning presentations, the top two teams will present their recommendations to the entire group of students and adults in attendance. Some additional facts will be presented to the team for them to react to in their presentation. Each team will have 35-40 minutes to consider these additional facts and how to address them in their presentation. Again, presentations will be limited to five minutes plus an additional five minutes for questions from the judges. [Note: timing will be arranged to ensure each team has the same amount of time to prepare and the second team to present will not be in the room while the first team is presenting.] From these two teams, one will be awarded first place and one second place in the state.
Technology will be available at the VCU Commons. It will be best for students to bring their presentation on a flash drive and use our computer and projection, but also good to bring their own laptop as a back if possible. Also, the top two students who present in the final round based on the written and morning presentations will have an additional "twist" to consider and reflect on for 1/2 hour. They may want their laptops for Internet access and possibly adding another slide, although that isn't required.
For all high school students:
Regardless of whether you are able to participate in the Governorís Challenge on April 17th
, we hope you will review the issues raised by the Chang family and consider what advice you would suggest to them. Doing so will provide a good opportunity to apply many of the personal finance concepts and knowledge that will be valuable throughout your life.
Below is the 2012 Case Study involving the Martinez family. This also provides a good opportunity to exercise your financial knowledge.
2012 Personal Finance Case Study
2012 Personal Finance Case Study Balance Sheet
2012 Personal Finance Case Study Budget