High school teams earn national honors in top personal finance and economics competitions
Students from Florida, California and Texas win first place in Economic Education Council The national personal finance challenge and the national economy challenge
New York, 07 June 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Demonstrating the groundbreaking knowledge in personal finance and economics that puts young people on paths to lifelong success, students from Land O Lakes High School in Florida, Harker School in San Jose, and St. John’s School in Houston earned top national ratings in the challenge The National Personal Finance (NPFC) and two sections of the National Economy Challenge (NEC) organized by the Council for Economic Education (CEE).
said Nan J. Morrison, President and CEO of Central and Eastern Europe. “Students in these teams demonstrated an extraordinary level of knowledge in part because their schools offer lessons in these fundamental subjects of life.”
Only 25 states require students to take a course in economics for graduation, while 24 require a semester in personal finance, according to CEE and 2022. survey of states.
To reach the final competition in New York City, the school teams first had to win state titles and then rise to the top in the semi-finals last month.
“We strongly believe that financial education helps young people at all income levels become smarter consumers, lead more productive lives and build stronger communities,” said Heather Lavalle, CEO of Wealth Solutions, Voya Financial, which sponsors the NPFC. “We congratulate the winners and everyone who studied or studied these important chapters.”
Each student on each finalist team receives a cash prize.
NPFC National Finals Winning Teams:
Land O’ Lakes High School of Land O’ Lakes, Florida – 1st place
School of Applications and Research Laboratory in Ellicott City, Maryland – 1st place
Ardrey Kell High School of Charlotte, North Carolina – 2nd place
Germantown High School from Madison, Mississippi – 3rd place
Tournaments at NEC are organized into two groups based on experience levels.
In David Ricardo’s section at the NEC for new contenders:
St. John’s School in Houston, Texas – 1st place
Philips Exeter Academy of Exeter, New Hampshire – 1st runner-up
Mount Hebron High School in Ellicott City, Maryland – 2nd place
Dana Hall School in Wellesley, Massachusetts – 3rd place
In the NEC Adam Smith section for applicants and returning competitors:
Harker School in San Jose, California – 1st place
Mount Hebron High School in Ellicott, Maryland – 1st runner-up
Iolani School in Honolulu, Hawaii – 2nd place
Troy High School in Troy, Michigan – 3rd place
In the subsequent international rounds, China’s St. John’s Championship team David Ricardo of Shandong and Harker defeated China’s Adam Smith’s team of Shanghai.
About the Council of Economic Education:
CEE’s mission is to teach K-12 students about economics and personal finance so that they can make better decisions for themselves, their families, and their communities. We carry out our mission by providing resources and training for K-12 teachers and have done so for more than 70 years. Nearly two-thirds of the tens of thousands of teachers we reach physically and personally are in low- to middle-income schools. All resources and programs are developed by educators and offered by our 200 affiliates across the country in every state. Through our student-facing programs, including the National Personal Finance Challenge and the National Economy Challenge and Investing in Girls, CEE continues to inform, motivate, and inspire young minds across the country. We also advocate for more and better education in personal finance and economics, primarily through the CEE Biennial survey of states. Find out more at Councilforeconed.org and at Twitterand Facebook and LinkedIn.
About Voya Financial®
Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), is a leading health, wealth and investment company that provides products, solutions and technologies that help Americans plan well, invest well, and protect well. To serve the needs of 14.3 million individual, workplace, and corporate customers, Voya has approximately 6,000 employees and $707 billion in total assets under management and administration as of March 31, 2022. Accredited as a “Great Place to Work” by the Great Place for Business® The Foya Institute is goal-oriented and equally committed to doing business in a socially, environmentally, economically and ethically responsible manner. Voya has been recognized as: one of the most ethical companies in the world® by the Ethisphere Institute; Member of the Bloomberg Gender Index; and “Best Disability Inclusion Workplace” on the Equality Index for Persons with Disabilities. For more information, visit voya.com. Follow Voya Financial on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter Tweet embed.
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