Thanks to Fidelity Investments and to everyone that participated in the Ohio Personal Finance Challenge State Finals. You will be thrilled to know that Madeira High School placed 2nd at Nationals today! The final challenge was Ohio vs. Texas and after 30 questions it came down to one tie-breaker question and Texas buzzed in first to win. Both teams knew the answer, Texas was just a little quicker on the buzzer! We were told as soon as Texas won, the Madeira students went over immediately to congratulate the Texas team and they were complimented on their sportsmanship by the National Council of Economic Education. This was the closest challenge at Nationals and the first time they needed a tie-breaker question to win.  

Each student as well as the teacher, received $500 cash.  “I’ve never touched a $100 bill before”, said two of the students. The boys are very excited and had a great experience in Kansas City. 

Thanks again for your support, we value Fidelity’s partnership!



State Finals-Columbus, Ohio 

The Barker Center for Economic Education at The University of Akron is currently seeking qualified educators who share the passion and commitment of advancing personal finance and economic education that our founder, the late Dean Barker, was so well known for. Barker Scholars participate in a collaborative cohort that meets for four on-campus workshops throughout the fall semester, focusing on best practices and research in economic education. Workshops will be facilitated by experienced faculty and scheduled during evenings or weekends.  Outside of receiving world-class instruction and classroom ready tools in personal finance and economic education, scholars can chose to receive either three graduate credit hours or a $500 stipend, upon successful completion of program requirements.  To learn more or to apply for this distinction go to Applications will be reviewed in late May, and selections will be made in early June 2015.


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