Posted 5 months ago
By Kevin Horn
86 Alliance High School students were honored by Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg Thursday morning.
The students completed the Nebraska Educational Savings Trust online financial literacy program. The students were guided through the program by longtime Alliance High teacher Sue Dimmitt.
Stenberg says the students now have a greater understanding of personal finances, and he believes they will be better consumers, wiser investors, and financially responsible adults.
Stenberg also recognized three Alliance High School students who took second place team honors in the statewide Personal Finance Challenge competition in Kearney on April 19. Stenberg says Roy Kesterson, Kolton Dubs, and Ryan Waggener each will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship.
The Nebraska Educational Savings Trust Financial Scholars program is now part of 74 Nebraska schools, and is a free program that has reached 2,000 students.
“Financial literacy is a critical life skill,” said Stenberg. “Concepts of savings, loans, credit cards, investments, interest rates, and mortgages surround us all every day. Students need this essential knowledge to make wise financial decisions for a lifetime.”