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Posted on: May 15, 2012

Commissioner Jack Recognizes Shawnee Mission Northwest Students, Teacher for Top Financial Literacy

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For Immediate Release May 14, 2012


Commissioner Jack Recognizes Shawnee Mission Northwest Students, Teacher for Top Financial Literacy Video

Shawnee, Kan. - Commissioner Aaron Jack and representatives from Country Club Bank awarded three Shawnee Mission Northwest students with Kindle Fires and their teacher with an iPad, for their winning video submission in the Kansas Financial Scholars Video Contest. The Office of the Kansas Securities Commissioner and Country Club Bank sponsored this contest.

The statewide contest was a part of a larger nationwide sponsored contest to celebrate certification in an online financial literacy course offered through EverFi. Approximately 750 Kansas high school students and their teachers were eligible for the contest, through their participation in the Kansas Financial Scholars Program. Ms. Jan Berg, a Business Teacher, at Shawnee Mission Northwest, won an iPad, while students Morgan Smith, Wes (James) Brown, and Connor Kelley won Kindle Fires.

The Shawnee Mission Northwest video, titled “Financial Idiot” best conveyed the importance of becoming financially literate by contrasting a Kansas Financial Scholars Program-certified student with a non-certified student. The winning video can be viewed on the Securities Commissioner’s website or Facebook page.

“I am continually impressed with how high schools around the state have embraced our EverFi Financial Scholars Program. I had the privilege today to meet a group of young people at Shawnee Mission Northwest who had just completed this personal finance course. It was an honor to congratulate them on their hard work and it was exciting to hear how much of a positive impact the program is having.” said Commissioner Jack.

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The Office of the Kansas Securities Commissioner regulates securities offerings and investment professionals in the securities industry, provides investor education, investigates illegal securities activities, and prosecutes securities-related crimes. For more information about the Office of the Kansas Securities Commissioner, go to www.ksc.ks.gov or visit our Facebook page. For more information about EverFi please visit their website at www.everfi.com.


For more information about the Kansas Financial Scholars program contact Shannon Stone, Director of Investor Education at Shannon.stone@ksc.ks.gov or 913-652-9164.

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