The Center for Economic Education at Lynchburg College recently honored students and teachers in the Central Virginia region for their achievements in economic education programs in the 2017-2018 school year.
The annual Economic Education Awards ceremony was held May 21 on the Lynchburg College campus. Students were honored for outstanding performance in the Stock Market Game and the Governor’s Challenge in Economics and Personal Finance, and two teachers were given awards for outstanding lesson plans.
The Center for Economic Education at Lynchburg College promotes economic literacy in Central Virginia, with a special emphasis on K-12 teachers. Innovative, Standards of Learning-compliant economic education resources and training opportunities are provided for teachers to help them develop students into competent, productive participants in the local and global economy.
The Center for Economic Education at Lynchburg College is one of a network of Centers in Virginia, under the governance of the Virginia Council on Economic Education and the Council for Economic Education.
The 2018 awards program was sponsored by Member One Credit Union, Your Community Credit Union CVFCU, and Brown Edwards Certified Public Accountants.
For more information, contact Rebecca Booth, Director, Center for Economic Education, Lynchburg College, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 434-544-8791.
2017-18 Economic Education Awards Honorees
Stock Market Game Student Honorees
The Stock Market Game challenges students to design the highest-performing portfolio with a hypothetical $100,000 investment. Students manage the portfolio to yield the highest returns possible.
Appomattox County Schools
Appomattox Elementary School students Nadir Abdussalaam, Jay Harris, and Ella Schmutz; teacher Melanie Ranson; first place in school division (Spring 2018)
Amherst County Schools
Amherst High School students Jacob Dalton, Devante Hudson, and Rayshawn Anderson; teacher Noah Crouch; third place in region (Year 2017-18)
Amherst High School students Chloe Rogers, Adelbert Wilber III, Heather Saunders, and Isabella Wilson; teacher Aaron Lockhart; second place in region (Year 2017-18)
Bedford County Schools
Jefferson Forest High School students Mackenzie Arrington, Tatum Booker, Taylor Boyd, and Brycen Brendel; teacher Ryan Stuller; third place in region, fifth in Virginia (Spring 2018)
Jefferson Forest High School students Victoria Newman, Joleen Nguyen, Elijah Nieto, and Shayla Porter; teacher Ryan Stuller; First place in region, second in Virginia, first in school division (Spring 2018)
Lynchburg City Schools
Heritage High School students Philip Link, Sam Atkinson; teacher Charles Torrence; third place in region (Fall 2017)
Heritage High School students Tanasya Coles, Tyler Tomlinson, Deklen Russell and Isaac Hunter; teacher Patrick Riley; second place in Region (Fall 2017)
Heritage High School students Ella Legg, Evalynn Kistler, Jada Morgan, Elizabeth Karnes, and Dymond Monroe; teacher Patrick Riley; first place in Virginia and Region (Fall 2017)
E.C. Glass High School students Hollins Pierpoint, Darys Ogden, Marshall Calloway, and Micah Skipper; teacher Jay Whitacre; first place in Region (Year 2017-18)
Campbell County Schools
Brookville High School students Zachery Hatch, Jakob Dolan, Allyson Wilson, and Jacob Norman teacher Robert Foster; fourth place in Virginia, 2nd place in region (Spring 2018)
Economic Education Teacher Awards – Region Winners
Curriculum Awards Finalists – Economic Lesson Plan
Second Place Economic Education Lesson Plan – Jeanne Willis at Liberty High School (Bedford County), for a lesson titled, “All Things Are Possible.”
First Place Economic Education Lesson Plan – Lisa Taylor at Leesville Road Elementary School (Campbell County), for a lesson titled, “Surviving the Heat: A Lesson in Life”
Both winning lesson plans will continue to a statewide lesson plan competition.
Outstanding Economic Educator Finalists
Patrick Riley, Special Education Teacher, Heritage High School, Lynchburg City Schools
Governor’s Challenge in Economics and Personal Finance
In the Governor’s Challenge, teams of high school students who perform well in an online test are invited to a state-level competition showcasing their knowledge of economics and personal finance.
Appomattox County High School students Isabella Cestaro, Gabryella Mendoza, Colton Smith, and Justice Wright; teacher, Brandon Mawyer, Appomattox County, David Ricardo Division ~ DOE Region #8 Winner
Appomattox County High School students Margaret Atkinson, Nathanael Barnes, Toni Mauck, and Andrew Hudson; teacher, Brandon Mawyer, Appomattox County, Personal Finance Division ~ DOE Region #8 Winner
E. C. Glass High School students Hollins Pierpoint, Marshall Calloway, Seymone Simmons, and Micah Skipper; teacher, Jay Whitacre, Lynchburg City, David Ricardo Division ~ DOE Region #5 High Scoring Team
E. C. Glass High School students Charles McVeigh, Joseph Saville, and Matthew MacCallum; teacher, Jay Whitacre, Lynchburg City, Personal Finance Division ~ DOE Region #5 Winner
Amherst County High School students Emonie Williams, Breanne Shelton, and Dakota Crouch; teacher, Terri O’Hara, Amherst County, Personal Finance Division ~ DOE Region #5 High Scoring Team and Overall Tie for Third in Virginia.