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Personal Finance Challenge

National, State Awards Go To Millionaire’s Club Team In Personal Finance Challenge™.

Students at a Howard County, MD high school overcame several thousand other teams across the country in a competition that demonstrated personal financial skills they’ve mastered in school.

Howard County’s Applications and Research Lab, a business and technology-focused high school, outperformed 3,979 teams in a qualifying round before progressing to claim victory over 23 other teams to win in the national finals.

All four members of the championship team are participants in the Millionaire’s Club, a financial education program created by the Credit Union Foundation MD|DC. The ARL Millionaire’s Club is sponsored by SECU of Maryland.

The school’s national team was led by faculty Club adviser Maddy Halbach and included students Austin Adamczyk, Brooke Rankin, Johnathan Taylor and Matthew Poltorak. Austin Adamczyk serves as an intern at Howard County Education Federal Credit Union and Matthew Poltorak is a student representative on their Board of Directors.