According to FCEE, the contest is an opportunity for students to demonstrate their knowledge of personal finance and economic terms and concepts while stretching their creative muscle. Students pick a vocabulary word from a provided list and create an illustration that defines it. The term Jana selected for her contest entry was “savings.”
“This contest is an excellent opportunity to engage our students’ creativity while they study and digest personal finance concepts, knowledge that we know will serve them for a lifetime,” said Clay County Superintendent of Schools Addison Davis. “I want to congratulate Jana on her winning entry, and thank FCEE and the Centers for Economic Education across the state for supporting our students through this opportunity.”
“The FCEE, in partnership with our sponsor Bank of America, is proud to host the 2016 – 2017 Economic Poster Contest. Our belief is that any student, regardless of age, can learn important concepts about personal finance and the economy that they will carry on throughout the course of their lives. We congratulate Jana Hur, and all of this semester’s winners, as their hard work and creativity truly is an inspiration to their peers,” said Suzanne Costa, vice-president of the Florida Council on Economic Education.
The contest is hosted annually by the FCEE, with support for the Centers for Economic Education based at FSU, USF, Miami-Dade College, FSCJ, and FAU. Copies of the calendar are available by calling the FCEE at 813-289-8489.
About the Florida Council on Economic Education
The mission of the Florida Council on Economic Education is to prepare Florida’s young people for personal and financial success through educational programs in economics, the free enterprise system and personal financial literacy so that they become productive members of the workforce, responsible consumers and wise investors. The Florida Council on Economic Education is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is funded by major corporations and individuals throughout the state.
The FCEE supports five Centers for Economic Education that train k-12 teachers in economics, entrepreneurship, personal finance and the free enterprise system. Once trained, a teacher is able to integrate these lessons into his or her classroom for years, thus helping to make thousands of students financially literate. The Florida Council is an affiliate of the Council for Economic Education, the leading organization in the United States that focuses on the economic and financial education of students from kindergarten through high school.