Funds will be used to further accounting coursework
MENOMONEE FALLS (3/10/17) — Menomonee Falls High School has one of the strongest business departments in the state. Every year more and more students choose to enter into the school’s Business Academy, join FBLA or make the decision to pursue a business-related major at a university or technical college.
Recently, the Wisconsin Certified Public Accountants Educational Foundation awarded business teachers Sara Burling and Lisa Kiefer the Accounting Careers Awareness Grant for 2017. This is the 7th time this team as won this grant.
“We are appreciative of the support that the WICPA continues to provide us as educators as well as the funding of the grants to provide our students with so many opportunities,” Burling said.
Burling and Keifer will, as a condition of receiving the grant, document their projects and report back to the foundation.
“This grant is going to allow us to provide our advanced accounting students with the ability to analyze and interpret data utilizing advanced spreadsheet and database skills,” Kiefer said.
Forty Wisconsin high school teachers were awarded Accounting Career Awareness Grants by the WICPA Educational Foundation in 2017. The Foundation awarded $52,290 for local projects that promote accounting as a career and involve interaction with Wisconsin CPAs.