Student Contest

Congratulations to the Winners of our NYC Student Poster Contest!

We are proud to announce the winners of the NYC-Metro Area Poster Contest. The Contest asked K-12 students to illustrate a personal finance or economics concept. We received hundreds of entries from across the five boroughs.

Four winners were selected by the CEE Poster Contest Committee – one from each grade band (K-2; 3-5; 6-8 and 9-12) plus honorable mentions. The student winners and their teachers were recognized at a “viewing party” in SoHo where their artwork was on display. The winners each received a $250 AmEx gift card, a certificate, and most importantly recognized for their hard work and creatively. Nan J. Morrison, CEE’s President and CEO presented the awards in front of a studio filled with the students’ families and friends.

Grades K-2 Winner: Charlotte Wachter

  • Teacher: Ricki Sokol
  • Ann MacArthur Primary School, Locust Valley, Long Island


Grades 3-5 Winner: Ethan Esparrago

  • Teacher: Lois Wang
  • Saint Stephen of Hungary School, New York, NY


Grades 6-8 Winner: Erica Rotondi

  • Teacher: Theresa Valenti
  • St. Clare School, Staten Island, NY


Grades 9-12 Winner: Paige Leonard

  • Teacher: Elizabeth Price
  • Northport Highschool, Northport, Long Island

Paige Leonard

Honorable Mentions:

Grades K-2: Ava Fauvell

  • Teacher: Ricki Sokol
  • Ann MacArthur Primary School, Locust Valley, Long Island


Grades 6-8: Salma Farrea

  • Teacher: Caroline Feeney
  • Waterside School for Leadership, Rockaway Park, NY


Grades 9-12: Britney Delgado

  • Teacher:Lynn Tiede
  • Columbia Secondary School, New York, NY


Awards Ceremony:


POSTED: May 16, 2017 | BY: Daniel Thompson | TAGS: , , , , , , , ,

CEE Launches Student Poster Contest for Financial Literacy Month!


The Council for Economic Education (CEE) is excited to announce the launch of our Financial Literacy Student Poster Contest open to all NYC Metro area teachers and their students*.

Teachers are invited to submit their students’ creative posters that illustrate a personal finance or economics concept. Four winners will be selected by CEE – one from each grade band (K-2; 3-5; 6-8 and 9-12).

The student winner and their teacher each will receive a $250 AmEx gift card plus an invitation to a recognition ceremony where we will feature their work of art. We can’t wait to see what the students will design!

For more information on eligibility and submission requirements, please visit our contest submission page.

* Contest is open only to residents of the following counties: Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Queens, Richmond, Suffolk and Westchester. To view the official contest rules click here.

POSTED: March 13, 2017 | BY: Daniel Thompson | TAGS: , , , , , , , , ,

The Students Have Spoken: Vote for Your Favorite Economic Advice!

We asked students nationwide, “What economic advice would they give the next U.S. president?” and we received hundreds of creative and fun video entries. The topics ranged from increasing human capital, helping the homeless, cutting the military budget, free college tuition and more!


Voting period ends October 7 at 11:59 p.m. ET.


POSTED: October 3, 2016 | BY: April Somboun | TAGS: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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