From left, Allysen Manding, Arlene Colis, Paula Mao-Tamasese and team captain Cautchy Bailly.

A team of undergraduate students from the University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa Financial Literacy Program placed second at the national 2016 Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education Financial Counseling Knowledge Bowl held recently in Louisville, Kentucky.

AFCPE, is a nonprofit, professional organization dedicated to educating, training and certifying financial counselors and educators. Its annual Financial Counseling Knowledge Bowl is held to promote the field of financial counseling and education by empowering people to achieve lasting financial well-being.

The UH Mānoa team members were Arlene Colis, Allysen Manding, Paula Mao-Tamasese and team captain Cautchy Bailly. They competed against other teams in a gameshow-style competition by answering questions similar to those on the Association for Financial Counseling exam.

“To have actually placed second was overwhelming for all of us,” said Mao-Tamasese. “I am proud to be one of the students chosen to represent our university’s Financial Literacy Program in nationwide competition.”

Other teams in the final round of competition at the Financial Counseling Knowledge Bowl represented Utah Valley University, University of Utah, Kansas State University and Texas Tech.

For more, read the UH Mānoa news release.