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ROI-NJ News – N.J. High-Schoolers Compete in Money$peak Finance Competition

June 2018

Exerpt from ROI-NJ News – The fourth annual Money$peak competition — a personal finance competition for high school students to create educational presentations on personal finance topics — took place recently at Rider University’s Bart Luedeke Center.

The competition was presented by the Mercadien Foundation and Rider University, and supported by NJM Insurance GroupFulton Bank and the Investors Foundation.

Participating student teams included Bordentown Regional, Colts Neck, Hopewell Valley, Jackson Liberty, Lawrence, Montgomery, New Egypt, Rancocas Valley Regional, Seneca, Steinert and West Windsor-Plainsboro North high schools.

Ten teams qualified for regionals out of about 80 teams, representing more than 400 students.

Each team had to create a three-to-five-minute presentation on a specific topic from the required high school personal finance course and present it to a panel of judges from the financial industry.

“With Money$peak, we’re helping to build a proactive generation of young adults who take charge of their financial future and excel in their chosen fields,” said Christopher Seiz, executive director of the Mercadien Foundation.

Judges assessed each team on content, clarity, creativity and performance.

Here were the Top 3 teams:

  1. MK Productions, which presented on credit cards and debt, from West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North. The team was awarded $1,500 and a $1,000 school grant for personal finance education.
  2. Team Scotties, which presented on career and earnings, from Bordentown Regional High School. The team was awarded $1,000 and a $750 school grant for personal finance education.
  3. RV FBLA, which presented on career and earning, from Rancocas Valley Regional High School. The team was awarded $500 and a $500 school grant for personal finance education.

The Money$peak competitors, at top, and winners, at bottom.

Read the rest of the article on the ROI-NJ News website – https://www.roi-nj.com/2018/06/01/education/n-j-high-schoolers-compete-in-moneypeak-finance-competition/

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