Howell High School Students Advance to Michigan Personal Finance Challenge State Finals
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.
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.
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
About Michigan Council on Economic Education
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.