Last weekend we hosted eight high school seniors and their parents on campus for our 3rd Annual Undergraduate Scholarship Case Competition.
The case competition is open to any high school senior interested in attending Queens University of Charlotte. After being admitted to Queens, the freshmen-to-be are invited to participate in the case competition. The case and rules of the competition are sent to them; in turn, they submit a written case analysis of their due diligence and recommendations. This work is completed by the students at home.
To complete round 1 of the competition the written cases are scored by a panel of alumni who recommend eight finalists to advance to round 2 on campus.
Round 2 consists of each student making an oral presentation to a new panel of judges. Each contestant has eight minutes to present followed by a four-minute question-and-answer session from the judges. Judges include students (previous case competition winners), faculty, and yours truly.
After all students have presented the judges discuss the presentations and combine their scoring sheets with the scoring sheets from round 1 to determine first, second, and third place winners.
This year’s contestants included:
Ross Brydon (who traveled from Scotland for the competition!)
Josh Halter (Fairport, NY)
James McGuinness (Rockville Center, NY)
Nicholas Meredith (Dublin, OH)
Charlie Michelin (Boca Raton, FL)
Mitchell Newell (Delaware, OH)
Kelly Spencer (Summerville, SC)
John Suther (Mooresville, NC)
Congratulations to first place winner, Ross Brydon ($7,500 scholarship), second place winner Kelly Spencer ($5,000 scholarship), and third place winner Josh Halter ($2,500 scholarship)!! The remaining contestants were awarded an Honorable Mention scholarship of $1,000 each.
Many thanks to Christina Pak, who handled event logistics, to Steve Cox, who founded the competition and coordinated with the students from beginning to end, and to our many judges for their time and talent.