17 states participate in Nebraska finance competition

May 11, 2018

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — High school students from around the country are participating in a personal finance competition in Nebraska.

The National Personal Finance Challenge drew students from 17 states to Lincoln on Friday. It was hosted by the Nebraska Council on Economic Education, and the winners will receive contributions to college savings accounts in the Nebraska Education Savings Trust.

State Treasurer Don Stenberg says participants have shown knowledge and skills that many students their age and adults lack.

Competing students came from Alabama, Arizona, California, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island and Virginia.

Stenberg served as a completion judge along with University of Nebraska officials and regional bank executives.

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