CFO Atwater Sponsors Florida Students $ave Essay Contest for High School Students
There is no greater responsibility than to prepare our children for the opportunities and challenges that the future holds. That is why Florida CFO Jeff Atwater is sponsoring the Florida Students $ave essay contest that will prompt students in grades 9-12 to consider and write about important financial matters including the issue of why it is important to save their hard earned dollars. This contest is part of his Your Money Matter$ financial education initiative that aims to help all Floridians become stronger in their financial education. We are asking for your assistance in letting the students of Florida know about this opportunity!
The essay contest begins October 1, 2012, and submission deadline is November 30, 2012 (11:59 p.m. EST) after which time the judging process will begin.
First, second and third-place winners will be awarded in each of five contest regions- Northwest Florida, Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa and South Florida, and cash prizes will be awarded in the amounts of $250, $150 and $50.
Our goal is to partner with organizations like yours throughout Florida to create a network for informing students about the contest. Contest details are posted at www.MyFloridaCFO.com/YMM. We are requesting your assistance by posting contest information on your website and including a short announcement in your newsletter or other forms of public distribution.
Included in this email is a contest flyer and a sample newsletter article. If you need additional information, please contact Leila McClure at leila.mcclure@MyFloridaCFO.com or (850) 413-5867.
Your participation will help students begin to think about these important topics relating to personal finances. Thank you for your promotional assistance and participation as we move forward to ensure all Floridians, young people to seniors, have a solid financial education.
Leila L. McClure
Florida Department of Financial Services, Division of Consumer Services