After three consecutive third-place finishes, the Kingsway Academy Saints stormed KPMG’s 4th Annual Accounting Bowl which focused on the accounting curricula for the business studies curriculum.
Kingsway’s team comprised of Danielle Rolle, Richea Haygood and Taylor Ellis, coached by Delrosa Albury, finished 400 points ahead of Bahamas Academy (8,100-7,700) to claim the win in the Jeopardy-style event which affords students the opportunity for a more diversified perspective of the business environment while promoting global preparedness and competitiveness.
Each member of the Kingsway team took home a $500 scholarship donation and summer internship with KPMG as well as a certificate and trophy. The school also received a floating trophy.
Aquinas College and C.R. Walker tied for third, 100 points of the pace, amassing 7,600 points.
Bahamas Academy, Aquinas College and C.R. Walker competitors were awarded certificates and a trophy.
Eleven schools participated this year.
St. Augustine’s College was fifth, R.M. Bailey was sixth, C.C. Sweeting School was seventh, Anatol Rodgers was eighth, C.V. Bethel was ninth and Temple Christian 10th, with San Pedro International rounding out the field.
Shaneska Kemp, KPMG partner, said they were proud of all the students who competed as they had to answer questions from both Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) papers one and two examinations.
Kemp said after three third-place finishes, Kingsway’s team remained resilient and worked hard to secure the championship title.
“We must commend the students from Kingsway Academy who’ve lived up to the adage of if at first you don’t succeed, try and try again.”
Topics that students were tested on include introduction to principle of accounting, the financial statement of a sole trader, books of original entry, adjustments to financial statements, manufacturing accounts, consignment accounts, accounting ratios and interpretation of accounts and partnership accounts.
KPMG hosts the competition in collaboration with the Business Studies Unit within the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology’s career and technical education section.
The theme for this year’s competition was “Building Bridges, Closing Gaps … One Student at a Time: CTE, STEM and the Arts” with the vision of having senior students demonstrate national examination preparedness while also promoting academic excellence, providing scholarship opportunities, inspiring preparation for future competitions and work readiness.
Students entering the competition must be enrolled in the accounts program at their respective schools. Each school, public or private, is allowed to enter a maximum of three students.