Newsletter │Volume 2│ 2019 
Council Leadership Attends National Association of Economic Educators Conference in Denver
L to R: Gary Dusek, Chadron Center Administrator; Alyse Andreason, Kearney Center Director; Jennifer Davidson, NCEE President; Jamie Wagner, Omaha Center Director; Lindsey Doctorman, Wayne State Director.
Attending a conference with like-minded individuals and our counterparts from across the nation gives us the opportunity to learn about new resources and programming that we can bring back to the teachers and students in Nebraska. We are fired up and can't wait to share what we we've learned.
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Impact Across the State
Best in the West Invitational
Chadron State College
Seven schools headed to Chadron State College on January 30 to compete in the Best in the West Business Invitational. The teams competed in a variety of subjects including business communication, economics and personal finance. The Championship Trophy was presented to Alliance High School and advisers Brigit Harris and Brandy Stark.
Best in the West Invitational 2nd place team from Chadron High School
Best in the West Invitational Champions from Alliance High School
Best in the West Invitational 3rd place team from Hemmingford High School
Spring Online Competition Begins April 1, 2019
Loper Business Invitational at UNK
Despite the bomb cyclone and flooding in Nebraska, 80 students representing 8 schools made their way to compete in the second annual Loper Business Invitational on March 15 at the University of Nebraska, Kearney. The competition was fierce with students from Giltner High School taking home the championship trophy. Congratulations to advisor Jackie Hinrichs and her winning students. Second place went to Dorchester High School and third place to Kearney High School.
Loper Business Invitational Champions from Giltner High School.
Davidson featured in Inside Nebraska Business March issue
NCEE President Jennifer Davidson is highlighted in the Faculty Feature section. Jennifer is also an Assistant Professor of Practice in Economics and Nebraska Bankers Association Faculty Fellow.

Financial Literacy Networking Summit
State Treasurer, John Murante, shares information about financial initiatives.
NBA President, Richard Baier, hosts the Nebraska summit.
Stakeholders from across state met to talk about financial literacy in Nebraska.
Speakers included:
  • Senator Anna Wishart
  • State Treasurer, John Murante
  • Sydney Kobza, Nebraska Department of Education
  • Jamie Wagner, Director for the Omaha Center for Economic Education
  • Jennifer Davidson, NCEE President
  • Richard Baier, President & CEO Nebraska Bankers Association
If you are interested in receiving information about future summits, please send us your contact information here
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We appreciate your interest in the Council. Our goal is to create opportunities for economic and financial education throughout Nebraska. Let's set up a time to talk about how we can work together.

Economics Challenge State Championship
to be held in Omaha
The Nebraska Economics Challenge online will run through March 26, 2019. Once the online competition concludes the top 10 teams in the high school divisions will be invited to participate in the State Championship in Omaha. Participation is free. Click here for more information
Curriculum Corner / Lesson Spotlight
April is financial literacy month. Omaha Center Director, Jamie Wagner, created these fun and educational Financial Literacy Bingo cards. Use these cards in the classroom, at home, or with your favorite organization to help your K-12 students become more financially literate. There are three different grade levels—elementary, middle, and high school—so that everyone can participate! Each card contains 24 financial literacy tasks to get kids thinking about their finances.
Upcoming events:

March 4-26

April 1-12

April 10
Financial Literacy Concert-Sargent Public Schools

April 11
Financial Literacy Concert - Kearney High School

April 12
Econ Challenge State Finals - Omaha
Financial Literacy Concert - Broken Bow Schools

April 24
Stock Market Game - Banquet of Champions

April 26
Finance Challenge Regionals in
Lincoln, Omaha, Kearney

May 9-10
National Personal Finance Challenge - Lincoln