As far as JA is concerned, every month is financial literacy month. Officially, however, it’s recognized in April. You know how much we love any excuse to talk about the importance of developing good financial habits in our kids, so we jumped on the bandwagon this year by hosting a poster contest for Lincoln elementary students.
We gave them a theme (“It makes ‘cents’ to save like a superhero!”) and a little motivation (four $100 United States savings bonds, courtesy of US bank). In return, we received nearly 100 wonderfully creative posters from Lincoln’s public and parochial kindergarten through fifth graders. JA staff narrowed them down to a few fabulous finalists, and then the winners were voted on by the Board of Directors (see the posters below). It was a close race, but the winners were:
- Phaelin Baum, first grader at Kooser Elementary, daughter of Todd & Kanthriya Baum
- Grace Lange, second grader at Kooser Elementary, daughter of Andy & Heather Lange
- Meigan Liska, third grader at Saint Joseph Catholic School, daughter of Mark & Takako Liska
- Jonathan Gerdes, fourth grader at Meadow Lane Elementary, son of Jeff & Valerie Gerdes