Goffstown - 24 March 2017: Almost 60 of New Hampshire’s most money-savvy teenagers will compete for the title of NH FinLit300 State Champion when they meet at the Grappone Center in Concord April 11th. Organized by the New Hampshire Jump$tart Coalition, FInLit300 is a powerful educational opportunity that helps to teach teenagers in Grades 9-12 to be smart, responsible, and financially literate adults. The April 11th competition will be an exciting nine match elimination tournament using a game show/quiz bowl format. The Question Masters for the State Championship are Jeff Feingold, Editor of the NH Business Review; Marc Hebert of the Harbor Group, and Sean McDonald of WMUR-TV.
Nine teams compiled the top scores and earned the right to meet for the state crown after several weeks of study and on-line competition. Each member of the championship team will receive a crisp, new $100 bill. Additionally, the winning coach/coaches will receive free registration to the National Jump$tart Teacher Conference in November, 2017 in Washington, DC.
The major sponsors of Finlit300 in 2017 are: National Endowment for Financial Education, Members First Credit Union, Merrimack Country Savings Bank, Meredith Village Savings Bank, Paul A. Pouliot & Associates, and EDvestinU.
NH Jump$tart President Daniel Hebert explained that “FinLit300 allows teens to be aware of the financial opportunities to build a better future, as well as the scams & frauds, and financial challenges that are part of everyday life. Given the current economic climate, we believe that FinLit300 should be part of e very high school student’s education.” The topics in FinLit300 are based on the Jump$tart National Standards in K-12 Personal Finance Education: Spending and Saving; Credit and Debt; Employment and Income; Investing; Risk Management and Insurance; and Financial Decision Making.
The nine teams meeting in this 2nd annual state-wide event are:
Concord, High School, Concord: Head Coach: Danielle Hilstro
Goffstown High School, Goffstown; Head Coach: Krista Scarlett
Mascoma Valley Regional High School, New Canaan; Head Coach: Shawn Joyce
Merrimack High School, Merrimack; Head Coach: Carolyn Masterson
Moultonborough Academy, Moutonborough; Head Coach: Whitney Sullivan
Newfound Regional High School, Bristol; Head Coach: Sheila Miller
Pinkerton Academy, Derry: Head Coach: Lila Mazzola
Raymond High School, Raymond; Head Coach: Michael Brazeau
Winnacunnet High School, Hampton; Head Coach: Janice Arsenault
Established in 2000, NH Jump$tart is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the personal financial education of students throughout New Hampshire. It’s corps of volunteers is dedicated to helping young people better prepare for the challenges posed by today’s more complex marketplace of goods and services. For more information about NH Jump$tart, FinLit300, and other activities promoting sound personal money management skills, and free resources for students and teachers, visit: www.nhjumpstart.org.