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~~ FINAL Exam Contest Top Achievers, 5/19/2020 ~~ 

Congratulations to all CU's TOP ACHIEVERS for this final week!  Big Shout Out to Aarav Jilka from OK, a diehard competitor, who hit the TOP!  

Student School State Teacher
Aarav Jilka Edmond Santa Fe High School OK Christy Flanigan
Anita Beroza Carlmont High School CA John Rowe
Maya OSullivan Carlmont High School CA John Rowe
Jessica Conley Carlmont High School CA John Rowe
Paige Kuhlman Port Clinton High School OH William Hollister
Denise Zhou Carlmont High School CA John Rowe
Skyler Campbell Carlmont High School CA John Rowe
Bennet Xia Scotch Plains Fanwood HS NJ Marjorie Fitzgibbon
Noah Klepaski West Bloomfield High School MI Julie Zalla
Bryan Chan Ridgewood High School NJ Karen Mendez
Selena Sun Carlmont High School CA John Rowe
Bianca Banez Strongsville High School OH Jessica Frenchik
Paige Stallard Strongsville High School OH Jenna Naymik
Zachary Mallet Carlmont High School CA John Rowe
Leo Shohet Carlmont High School CA John Rowe
Megan Bhatt Carlmont High School CA John Rowe
Vinson Lin Carlmont High School CA John Rowe
Olivia Troy Carlmont CA Kristine Govani
Arnav Jain Blue Valley High School KS Kathy Peres
Derek Tao Carlmont High School CA John Rowe
Jasper Loo Carlmont High School CA John Rowe
Sophie Gurdus Carlmont CA John Rowe
Jude Mubaslat Blue valley high school KS Kathy Peres
Emily Clausen Blue Valley High School KS Kathy Peres
Paulina Engovatov Carlmont High School CA John Rowe
Reagan Bass Strongsville High School OH Jenna Naymik
Sunya Abbasi Carlmont High School CA John Rowe
Ryan Ng Carlmont High School CA John Rowe
Hannah Schnitz Carlmont High School CA John Rowe
Nicholas Pewitt Hoover High School AL Shelley Pewitt

To all who participated in THIS final exam contest, you all have much to be proud of and look forward to!

The future is opening up and it's bright! Keep the faith in yourself and your dreams and shine on contenders, shine on!  

- Tara Richardson, Faithful Contender, Focused on the Future, Competition Lover, and CU Creator 

Peace & CU Later

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Hospitality Exam Contest Top Achievers, 5/12/2020

Congratulations to all CU's TOP ACHIEVERS this week! Many have been contending for the TOP spots this spring and we are thrilled to see you all on the list once again! Congratulations to Paige Kuhlman from OH, a diehard contender!

We welcome those of you who have hit the TOP ACHIEVER list for your first time! Congratulations! Shine on! 

Student School State Teacher 
Paige Kuhlman Port Clinton High School OH Bill Hollister
Skyler Campbell Carlmont High School CA John Rowe
Manav Patel Strongsville High School OH Jenna Naymik
Olivia Troy Carlmont High School CA Kristine Govani
Saniya Keshwani Hoover High School AL Shelly Pewitt
Rashmi Admala Freedom High School VA Amy Picone
Paige Puzzitiello Strongsville High School OH Jessica Frenchik
Denise Zhou Carlmont High School CA John Rowe
Bennet Xia Scotch Plains Fanwood HS NJ Marjorie Fitzgibbon
Jenny Ou Buena High School AZ William Conroy
Marrisa Chow Carlmont High School CA John Rowe
Max Prok Strongsville High School OH Jenna Naymik
Claire Johnson Republic High School MO Ronda Middleton
Penny Heith Carlmont High School CA John Rowe
Tomas Miyazono Carlmont High School CA John Rowe
Lauren Harding-Smith Hoover High School AL Shelley Pewitt
Grant Gaston Blue Valley High School KS Kathy Peres
Leo Shohet Carlmont High School CA John Rowe
Justin White Strongsville High School OH Jenna Naymik
Nicholas Pewitt Hoover High School AL Shelley Pewitt
cassandra novak strongsville high school OH Jenna Naymik
Paulina Engovatov Carlmont High School CA John Rowe
Sarah Schoenberger Strongsville High School OH Jenna Naymik

For those of you pursuing Hospitality, shine on, the world needs you!  Hospitality is what connects all of us and getting used to this transition from what was normal to a new normal will be enhanced with innovators in this industry!  Combine your creativity, devotion, and passion for people having a good time, and let's get through this pandemic, so we can connect everywhere in the future!

- Tara Richardson, CU Creator, Traveler, Roller Coaster Rider, Pizza Eater, and Competition Lover 

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 Entrepreneurship Exam Contest Top Achievers, 5/5/2020

Amazing turnout for CU's toughest Exam Contest to date! 

Congratulations to all CU's TOP ACHIEVERS this week, and BIG shoutout to Jessica Baitinger's students for capturing the top two spots!

Student

School

State

Teacher

Abhinav Athreya

Northville High School

MI

Jessica Baitinger

Shivangi Gupta

Northville High School

MI

Jessica Baitinger

Felix Mo

Atlee High School

VA

Cynthia Garrett

Tomas Miyazono

Carlmont High School

CA

John Rowe

Anita Beroza

Carlmont High School

CA

John Rowe

Jessica Conley

Carlmont High School

CA

John Rowe

Denise Zhou

Carlmont High School

CA

John Rowe

Skyler Campbell

Carlmont High School

CA

John Rowe

Ethan Watson

Blue Valley High School

KS

Kathy Peres

Paige Kuhlman

Port Clinton High School

OH

William Hollister

Katherine Yu

Carlmont High School

CA

John Rowe

Vinson Lin

Carlmont High School

CA

John Rowe

Maya OSullivan

Carlmont High School

CA

John Rowe

Mackenzie Kulon

Strongsville Highschool

OH

Jenna Naymik

Emily Clausen

Blue Valley High School

KS

Kathy Peres

Maxwell Lee

Carlmont High School

CA

John Rowe

Paige Puzzitiello

Strongsville High School

OH

Jessica Frenchik

Brooke Brengartner

Strongsville High School

OH

Jenna Naymik

Zachary Mallet

Carlmont High School

CA

John Rowe

Liam Dowling

Carlmont High School

CA

John Rowe

Shivangi Agadi

Flower Mound HIgh School

TX

Jessica Brown

Ryan Bakos

Strongsville High School

OH

Jenna Naymik

Joshua Stattenfield

Carlmont High School

CA

John Rowe

Paulina Engovatov

Carlmont High School

CA

John Rowe

Jon Hryszko

Strongsville High School

OH

Jessica Frenchik

Jasper Loo

Carlmont High School

CA

John Rowe

Megan Bhatt

Carlmont High School

CA

John Rowe

Marrisa Chow

Carlmont High School

CA

John Rowe

Reagan Bass

Strongsville High School

OH

Jenna Naymik

Bennet Xia

Scotch Plains Fanwood HS

NJ

Marjorie Fitzgibbon

Rachel Glinsky

Strongsville High School

OH

Jenna Naymik

Samantha McNabb

Strongsville High School

OH

Jenna Naymik

Penelope Heith

Carlmont High School

CA

John Rowe

Taryn Schloss

Carlmont High School

CA

John Rowe

Noah Bruening

Strongsville High School

OH

Jenna Naymik

Olivia Troy

Carlmont High School

CA

Kristine Govani

Jesse Tocci

Northampton Area High School

PA

Tara Mrazik

Margaux Samford

Bend High School

OR

Kristen Torkelson

Jake Schuette

Strongsville High School

OH

Jenna Naymik

Emma Schellhase

Blue Valley High School

KS

Kathy Peres

Bianca Banez

Strongsville High School

OH

Jessica Frenchik

Saniya Keshwani

Hoover High School

AL

Shelly Pewitt

Atharva Abhyankar

Carlmont High School

CA

John Rowe

Leo Shohet

Carlmont High School

CA

John Rowe

Nedjma Enloe

Carlmont High School

CA

John Rowe

Entrepreneurship is dynamic, and now more than ever, there are opportunities for risk takers to discover. For those who want to solve problems and add value to others' lives, dream on, and dream big!  I know your dedication, students, will help you shine on ...

- Tara Richardson, CU Creator, Risk-Taker, Opportunity-Seeking Competition Lover! 

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Business Administration Exam TOP ACHIEVERS, 4/28/2020

This week we had a record number of participants! More competition makes hitting this highly regarded TOP ACHIEVER list extra challenging!

** Abhinav Arthreya and Shivam Shaw are two who earned the coveted DIAMOND-LEVEL Certificate! **

Congratulations to all students, teachers, too, who did hit the list!

Top Achiever

School

State

Teacher

Abhinav Athreya

Northville High School

MI

Jessica Baitinger

Tanya Dhingra

Klein Cain High School

TX

Coach Kuhl

Sambhav Gupta

Northville High School

MI

Jessica Baitinger

Ethan Watson

Blue Valley High School

KS

Kathy Peres

Paige Kuhlman

Port Clinton High School

OH

William Hollister

Jessica Conley

Carlmont High School

CA

John Rowe

Cassandra Novak

Strongsville High School

OH

Jenna Naymik

Denise Zhou

Carlmont High School

CA

John Rowe

Felix Mo

Atlee High School

VA

Cynthia Garrett

Anita Beroza

Carlmont High School

CA

John Rowe

Aarav Jilka

Edmond Santa Fe High School

OK

Christy Flanigan

Amanda Zhang

Northville High School

MI

Jessica Baitinger

Levi Davis

Republic High School

MO

Ronda Middleton

Paige Puzzitiello

Strongsville High School

OH

Jessica Frenchik

Sunya Abbasi

Carlmont High School

CA

John Rowe

Joshua Stattenfield

Carlmont High School

CA

John Rowe

Jasper Loo

Carlmont High School

CA

John Rowe

Maya OSullivan

Carlmont High School

CA

John Rowe

Emma Schellhase

Blue Valley High School

KS

Kathy Peres

Bianca Banez

Strongsville High School

OH

Jessica Frenchik

Swaraali Save

Carlmont High School

CA

John Rowe

Tejas Deodhar

South Forsyth High School

GA

Carla Yonk

Emily Clausen

Blue Valley High School

KS

Kathy Peres

Rylee Bergmann

Blue Valley High School

KS

Kathy Peres

Abigail Remick

Hoover High School

AL

Gerri Kimble

This week's exam covering Business Administration was tough, and I don't mean just a little bit! Often, these topics must be learned independently because a teacher may not have time to cover all the curriculum, plus the BA instructional areas needed for competition. 

Administering a business today is different, yet the same, as yesterday. Managing foundational functions is essential, and those managers and owners who are pivoting and staying on top of new trends, challenges, and opportunities will not only survive, but in due time, they will thrive! It's the same for you, students. I'm so proud of you for staying focused during these times, rising to the challenges set before you, and not letting anything derail all that you've worked for and looked forward to. The future is yours! The time to thrive awaits those who are pivoting! 

Good work to all who put in the extra work to know this foundational, yet very diverse, area! 

- Tara Richardson, Competition Lover, Business Owner, Pivoter, and CU Creator

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~~ Personal Finance Online Exam TOP ACHIEVERS from 4/21/2020 ~~ 

Congratulations to the first TOP ACHIEVER to earn a 95% or higher score! 

Abhinav Athreya from Michigan's Northville High School, Jessica Baitinger, Teacher

All Personal Finance Exam Contest Top Achievers - Congratulations!

In celebration of the National Financial Literacy Month, CU salutes the following students and their dedicated teachers. Students, you scored very well and have made it to the TOP ACHIEVERS list! Congratulations! 

Top Achiever

School

State

Teacher

Abhinav Athreya

Northville High School

MI

Jessica Baitinger

Aarav Jilka

Edmond Santa Fe High School

OK

Christy Flanigan

Sambhav Gupta

Northville High School

MI

Jessica Baitinger

Albert Li

Carlmont High School

CA

John Rowe

Jessica Conley

Carlmont High School

CA

John Rowe

Alex Brockmann

Hoover High School

AL

Gerri Kimble

Paige Kuhlman

Port Clinton HS

OH

William Hollister

Elizabeth Carolus

Waverly Shell Rock

IA

Ken Burrow

Aaron Boyd

Northville High School

MI

Jessica Baitinger

Ethan Watson

Blue Valley High School

KS

Kathy Peres

Cassandra Novak

Strongsville High School

OH

Jessica Frenchik

Anita Beroza

Carlmont High School

CA

John Rowe

Rahul Dalvi

Northville High School

MI

Jessica Baitinger

Emily Clausen

Blue Valley High School

KS

Kathy Peres

Rati Venkatesan

Hoover High School

AL

Brooke Cleckler

Skyler Campbell

Carlmont High School

CA

John Rowe

Joshua Chacko

Northville High School

MI

Jessica Baitinger

Manav Patel

Strongsville High School

OH

Jenna Naymik

Paige Puzzitiello

Strongsville High School

OH

Jessica Frenchik

Ryan Jocson

Carlmont High School

CA

John Rowe

Sathvik Prahadeeswaran

Hoover High School

AL

Brooke Cleckler

We wish to commend all the students who logged in and focused on the topics of Financial Literacy, Personal Finance, and Emotional Intelligence. Your knowledge in these areas will serve you for many years to come!  We are proud of you for participating and believe if you keep showing up and giving it your best, your future will be rewarding! 

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*** Marketing Exam Top Achievers, 4/14/2020 ***

Congratulations to Amanda Zhang and Shivam Shah, who with a tied score, earned the top spots among CU's Top Achievers!

Both of them scored very high! Amanda is listed first due to taking the least amount of time on the exam.

Congratulations to ALL the students listed below, who with coaching from some great teachers, made it to the Top Achievers for CU's first Exam Contest!  

Student Achiever

School

State

Teacher

Amanda Zhang

Northville High School

MI

Jessica Baitinger

Tanya Dhingra

Klein Cain High School

TX

Marcie Kuhl

Denise Zhou

Carlmont High School

CA

John Rowe

Aarav Jilka

Edmond Santa Fe High

OK

Christy Flanigan 

Abhinav Athreya

Northville High School

MI

Jessica Baitinger

Collin Randall

Liberty High School

CO

Jennifer Dixon

Vaisnave Selvam

Alamogordo High School

NM

Kassandra Crabtree

Ethan Watson

Blue Valley High School

KS

Kathy Peres

Skyler Campbell

Carlmont High School

CA

John Rowe

Katherine Yu

Carlmont High School

CA

John Rowe

Anita Beroza

Carlmont High School

CA

John Rowe

Jessica Conley

Carlmont High School

CA

John Rowe

Paige Kuhlman

Port Clinton High School

OH

William Hollister

Austin Li

Carlmont High School

CA

John Rowe

Olivia Perry

Port Clinton High School

OH

William Hollister

Grant Gaston

Blue Valley High School

KS

Kathy Peres

Sunny Huang

Carlmont High School

CA

John Rowe

Evie Barakat

Hoover High School

AL

Gerri Kimble

Jasper Loo

Carlmont High School

CA

John Rowe

Brooke Brengartner

Strongsville High School

OH

Jenna Naymik

Karla Lee

Carlmont High School

CA

John Rowe

Rishika Satapathy

Northville High School

MI

Jessica Baitinger

Swaraali Save

Carlmont High School

CA

John Rowe

Bianca Banez

Strongsville High School

OH

Jessica Frenchik

Tracy Chan

Tomball Memorial High

TX

Independently Enrolled

Arianna Wylie

Port Clinton High School

OH

William Hollister

Aubrianna  Wylie

Port Clinton High School

OH

William Hollister

Atharva Abhyankar

Carlmont High School

CA

John Rowe

Tyler AuBuchon

Liberty High School

CO

Jennifer Dixon

Zachry Banister

Alamogordo High School

NM

Cassandra Crabtree

Emily Clausen

Blue Valley High School

KS

Kathy Peres

Steven Holly

Port Clinton High School

OH

William Hollister

Emma Schellhase

Blue Valley High School

KS

Kathy Peres

CU's Team is so proud of all the students who showed up to put their knowledge to the test!

To all students who participated, great work staying focused on an exam and your future! GGs to the TOP ACHIEVERS! Tara Richardson, Contest Lover & CU Creator

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