2010 "Be Money Wi$e" Poster Contest Winners
Be Money Wi$e Annual Youth Poster Contest
Springboard understands that an early start to financial education is fundamental to raising money wise children. In fact, research indicates that most adults, who are successful in managing their money, were introduced to important financial concepts at an early age.
In response, Springboard offers students from 3rd through 12th grade an opportunity to participate in a nationwide poster contest. The theme of the 2010 “Be Money Wi$e” youth poster contest was “Be a Super Hero – Save Money”. The annual contest offers an excellent opportunity to work with and educate teachers, students and parents on the importance of wise money management. For students, it is a wonderful opportunity to express their creativity along with their knowledge and understanding of money management that will follow them through adulthood.
Springboard received more than 115 entries from students enrolled in schools in Riverside and San Bernardino counties. A panel of community stakeholders is invited to serve as judges for the poster contest. The panel of judges selects one winner from each of the three grade specific categories. A Chairman’s Award winner is also selected. The posters were judged on expression of theme, artwork, style, content and overall creativity. The winning entries will go on to be judged at the national level. Each local winner received a trophy, certificate and $100 savings bond from Springboard.
Congratulations to the 2010 youth poster contest winners: Sarah Castro (High School Winner) 9th grade student attending Etiwanda High School; Michelle Mejia (Middle School Winner) 6th grade student attending Village Elementary; Romel Bragg (Elementary School Winner) 4th grade student attending Village Elementary; and Simote L. Vave, Jr. (Chairman’s Award Winner) 12th grade student attending Summit High School.