The Nebraska Council on Economic Education's state finals competition for the Personal Finance Challenge is getting support from one of the state's most public financial figures, Treasurer Don Stenberg. Treasurer Stenberg is endorsing the Personal Finance Challenge, which tests high school students on personal finance concepts, including income, money management, spending, credit, saving and investing.
"As State Treasurer and as a parent, I have embraced the need to promote financial literacy among our young people as a way to improve their own future economic opportunities and eventually the economic wellbeing of our state and nation," Stenberg said.
Five teams from across Nebraska will compete in the Personal Finance Challenge from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 30 at Mammel Hall at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Teams competing in the state finals are from Johnson?Brock High School (two teams), West Point?Beemer High School, Cedar Rapids Public School and Wahoo High School. These teams were chosen from the online qualifying round in which 212 teams from 38 schools competed.
First place team members will each receive $250. The championship team will represent Nebraska at the national competition May 16 in St. Louis.
The state competition is hosted by the Nebraska Council on Economic Education, a non?profit organization dedicated to improving the economic and financial literacy of Nebraska students. Prize money is provided by Nebraska Independent Community Bankers. The Nebraska Council on Economic Education promotes economic education programs, courses and workshops for educators. It has centers at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Kearney and Omaha and at Wayne State College and Chadron State College.
For Information on the Nebraska Council on Economic Education, go to www.nebraskacouncil.org or contact Jennifer Davidson at 402-472-2333 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on the State Treasurer’s office, go to www.treasurer.org.