Financially Fit Teens Win $50,000 in Scholarships From H&R Block

Financially Fit Teens Win $50,000 in Scholarships From H&R Block 
KANSAS CITY, MO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/30/13 --  (NYSE: HRB) - In a
face-off of financial wits, 16 teams of high school students from
across the country battled for more than $56,000 in college
scholarships during the finals of the H&R Block Dollars & Sense
National Challenge. Held April 24-27 at the DECA International Career
Development Conference in Anaheim, Calif. competitors demonstrated
their financial acumen in an online simulation created to increase
teens' personal finance skills. 
Zechen Ma, Minnie Cui and Samuel Wu from Glenforest Secondary School
in Mississauga, Ontario won first place and each received a $7,500
scholarship. Second place went to Victoria Bouras, Gavin Denecke and
Tom Ritzman from Badger High School in Lake Geneva, Wis., who each
received a $5,000 scholarship. In third place taking home $2,000
scholarships were Trong Duc Bui, Danny DeLeon and Peter Davidson from
Southwest Miami High School in Miami, Fla. An additional $9,000 in
scholarships was awarded to teams finishing fourth through eighth in
the competition.  
Finalists competed against more than 2,500 student teams in two
challenge rounds to qualify for the national finals. Through the
Dollars & Sense program, H&R Block has awarded more than $3.5 million
in personal finance curriculum and scholarships to high schools and
students nationwide since October 2009.  
"This program helps teens learn personal finance skills in a
compelling way so they're better prepared when they're on their own,"
said Kelli Ramey, director of H&R Block Dollars & Sense. "We are so
impressed with these students' performance and are confident they'll
handle that responsibility well when the time comes. We're happy to
get them started on the right financial foot by providing them with
money for college in the meantime." 
H&R Block Dollars & Sense was created to support local schools and
help increase teens' financial fitness. To execute the challenge, H&R
Block Dollars & Sense partnered with DECA and Knowledge Matters, two
leaders in the education field. For more information about the
program, visit www.hrblockdollarsandsense.com. For event photos,
visit www.flickr.com/photos/hrbds.  
About H&R Block Dollars & Sense
 Funded by H&R Block Inc. (NYSE:
HRB), one of the world's largest tax services providers, H&R Block
Dollars & Sense provides personal finance curriculum to high schools
and scholarships to students nationwide. Since 2009, H&R Block
Dollars & Sense has donated more than $3 million in grants and
scholarships. For more information, visit
www.hrblockdollarsandsense.com.  
About H&R Block
 H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB) is the world's largest
consumer tax services provider. More than 600 million tax returns
have been prepared worldwide by and through H&R Block since 1955. In
fiscal 2012, H&R Block had annual revenues of $2.9 billion with 25.6
million tax returns prepared worldwide. Tax return preparation
services are provided in company-owned and franchise retail tax
offices by approximately 90,000 professional tax preparers, and
through H&R Block At Home(TM) digital products. H&R Block Bank
provides affordable banking products and services. For more
information, visit the H&R Block Online Press Center. 
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