Howell High School Students Advance to Michigan Personal Finance Challenge State Finals

Howell High School Students Advance to Michigan Personal Finance Challenge State Finals
Posted on 04/22/2016
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A team of four Howell High School students will compete at the Michigan Personal Finance Challenge State Finals on Monday, April 25 at the Federal Reserve Bank in Detroit. To qualify for the state finals, each student had to take a timed 30 question online test. The scores of each student were added together for a total team score with the top 25 teams in the state advancing to the state finals. Representing Howell High School are Greta Boyd, Ralea Esper, Andrew Rood and Caylee Watt. The Personal Finance Challenge competition sponsored by the Michigan Council on Economic Education, Michigan Schools & Government Credit Union, Talmer Bank and Trust and Money Smart Week Michigan.

Members of the winning team in the competition will split $1,000 in college scholarships from the Michigan Society of Enrolled Agents. The winner of the state competition will go on to the national competition May 6 at the Federal Reserve Bank in Kansas City, Missouri.

The competition takes place during Money Smart Week, a national education campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. Started by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002, the program consists of public and private partner organizations offering thousands of free classes, seminars and other educational activities. More than 600 events are taking place across Michigan.

“It’s wonderful to see such broad participation from all across the state, from Gladstone, Houghton Lake, and Howell to Dearborn, Shelby Township, Warren, and Lake Orion,” said Derek D’Angelo, president of the Michigan Council on Economic Education. “Students earning a spot at the state final competition on April 25 correctly answered questions from a variety of financial topics including earning income, insurance, credit, student loans, predatory lending, saving, and financial investment. I am looking forward to a great competition and crowning our 2016 state championship team.”

About Michigan Council on Economic Education
The Michigan Council on Economic Education is focused on educating Michigan’s students and providing professional development for K-12 teachers to advance economic and financial literacy. The Michigan Council on Economic Education is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, housed at Walsh College-Novi Campus. Visit michiganecon.org for more information.

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