2nd ANNUAL RHODE ISLAND BUSINESS EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION CONTEST
This year, the Rhode Island Business Educators Association hosted its second annual contest open to individual students or teams of up to three students of all Rhode Island business certified middle school and high school teachers as well as Rhode Island business educators on the college level. Students had to create a 30-second Public Service Announcement that positively promoted Business education and/or Personal Finance to middle and high school students and parents. The prize was $600.
This year’s contest winner is Nicholas Petrarca, a sophomore at Exeter West Greenwich Senior High School. Nick will be signing up for multiple business classes in his junior and senior year and would especially like to attain financial literacy skills. He is highly involved in drama and video productions and even teaches Junior High School kids about multimedia and film acting as part of a club called The Student Voice, which he supervises. Nick has already started the college research process, hoping to attend either Emerson College in Boston, MA or UCLA in Los Angeles, CA to pursue a career in film acting. The film industry has always amazed and inspired Nick and he aspires to one day move to California and pursue his dream.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 RI Personal Finance Challenge
High School Division
1st Place - East Greenwich High School
2nd Place - North Kingstown High School
3rd Place - Tolman High School
Middle School Division
1st Place - Cole Middle School
RI Adopts Financial Literacy Standards
On November 10, 2014 the RI Council on Elementary and Secondary Education unanimously voted to adopt the CEE Personal Financial Literacy Standards grades K-12. Read the Executive Summary here.