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Governor McAuliffe Announces 2016 Governor’s Challenge Champions in Economics and Personal Finance

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the winners of the 2016 Governor’s Challenge in Economics and Personal Finance. Preliminary online rounds attracted a record number or participants, over 3,350 high school students from across Virginia. 176 students qualified for the day-long championship competition at VCU on April 14th. Click here for the press release from the Governor’s Office.


April is Financial Literacy Month

April is financial literacy month! In Virginia, we can celebrate being a leader in economic and financial education, according to the recent Survey of the States. VCEE has just hosted a bursting-at-the-seams Mini-Economy Market Day with 1,250 3rd-5th grade entrepreneurs, learning economic concepts everyday in their classrooms. In mid-April, we’ll be awed by high school students competing in the statewide Governor’s Challenge in Economics and Personal Finance, where a record 3,350 students competed in the online portion of the program. So even though April is a special month to recognize financial literacy, VCEE works every day to provide teachers and students with the resources they need — to succeed in the classroom and beyond.


2016 Governor’s Challenge Winning Teams Announced

Regional winners and high scoring teams from throughout Virginia have been invited to the ‘live’ championship of the Governor’s Challenge in Economics and Personal Finance, to be held April 14th at VCU in Richmond. Click here for the list of high school teams that qualified for this competitive, fun event!

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Congrats Fall 2015 SMG Winners!

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Savvy student investors have come out on top of the Fall 2015 Stock Market Game:

1st Place ($117,356): Charlottesville Catholic School, independent; Advisor Katelyn Buerlein
2nd Place ($115,992): Tucker High School, Henrico County; Advisor Patricia Dame
3rd Place ($115,041): Tucker High School, Henrico County; Advisor Patricia Dame
Top Elementary School ($113,567): Wilson Elementary School, Augusta County; Advisor Donald Burton

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1st Place Elementary – Carson Ballard, Christiansburg Elementary School; Advisor Tamra Oliver
1st Place High School – Katherine E. Wright, Clover Hill High School; Advisor Karen Chamey