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WV Business Students Participated in the 2019 Illinois Personal Finance Challenge

Reported by angie_hysjulien@ipsd.org on 5/2/19

April is Financial Literacy Month! Waubonsie Valley business students participated in the 2019 Illinois Personal Finance Challenge, sponsored by Econ Illinois. The challenge is designed to test financial literacy skills among high school students. Nearly 500 students (making up 132 teams) from 18 schools throughout Illinois competed in the online competition.

Congratulations to The WV Money Crew consisting of Jim Keppler, Eshan Shah, Ryan Stoakes, and Rachel Zaininger who placed first in our region and qualified to compete in the state competition held at the Federal Reserve Bank in Chicago on April 16, 2019. The team had a solid showing, met the Illinois State Treasurer, and enjoyed seeing billions of dollars!

"The sooner you learn to take care of your money, the sooner your money will take care of you!"

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