The Mission of the Nebraska Council on Economic Education is to eliminate economic illiteracy. The FinanceChallenge supports this mission by creating a fun incentive for students to take ownership of their education, their choices and their future.
The FinanceChallenge is a 30-question, rapid-fire exam consisting of categories on Income and Money Management, Spending and Credit, and Saving and Investing. The online academic competition is designed to serve the needs of personal finance, consumer science, life skills and business students that learn economics and financial literacy topics but are not in a dedicated economics class.
BHS students enrolled in business classes were registered for competition as teams of 3 or 4. With 125 teams participating throughout the state, two of the Beatrice teams earned recognition:
5th Place - Berenice Almanza, Kayla Cody and Travis Eubanks
8th Place - LeeAnn Howe, Bethany Kempf, Ben Noojin, and Hailee Phelps