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.
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!
Savvy student investors have come out on top of the Fall 2015 Stock Market Game:
1stPlace ($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
InvestWrite 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