Newsletter │ Volume 4  │ 2017  
Council Introduces New Logo
It is with great excitement we unveil the new branding of the Nebraska Council on Economic Education. Through extensive market research, we found it was time to tell our story, refresh, and re-energize. The branding you will see through our new logo and other materials, aims to reflect the forward movement in the areas of economic and financial literacy within our great state.
Nebraska to host National Personal Finance Challenge in Lincoln
Students from across the United States will gather to compete in the National Personal Finance Challenge Competition in Lincoln Nebraska next May at the new University of Nebraska College of Business building. Participating State Champion teams will compete for individual NEST scholarships of $2000 for the first place team, $1000 for second place finishers and $500 for placing third in the competition.

Special thanks to our sponsors:
-Wells Fargo
-Nebraska State Treasurers Office
-University of Nebraska– College of Business

In School Savings Programs
The Lincoln Center for Economic Education was pleased to partner with Nebraska banks on four new branch openings in Nebraska schools this fall. This brings the total to 26 In School Savings locations throughout the state. The new schools and bank sponsors are:
  • Arnold Elementary School in Lincoln partnered with The Cattle National Bank & Trust
  • Centennial Elementary School in Utica partnered with Jones National Bank & Trust
  • St. John Lutheran School in Seward partnered with Jones National Bank & Trust to open the first private In School Savings Program in Nebraska
  • High Plains Elementary School in Polk partnered with First State Bank of Hordville
Join us!
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.

Lincoln Center Hosts Econ Day
Professor Uche Jarrett presents hot topics in international trade at Econ Day 2017.
The UNL Center proudly held the annual Econ Day for High School Students on Wednesday, October 18. Over 100 students and their teachers traveled to Lincoln for a fun and educational day. What was extra special about this year’s event was that it was held in the newly completed College of Business building. Participating schools included Gretna, Wahoo, Omaha South, Waverly, Lincoln Southeast, Lincoln Northstar, and Lincoln High.
Students attending Econ Day 2017 in the student centered space of the College of Business.
Wagner Named as One of Omaha's BEST!
Omaha Center Director, Dr. Jamie Wagner, was named by the Midlands Business Journal to the 2017 class of 40 Under 40 Greater Omaha professional men and women under the age of 40. She will be recognized at an awards ceremony on Friday December 15, 2018.

Congratulations Jamie on this well- deserved honor!
Finance Challenge Fall Winners
We look forward to the spring competition where we will host the Nebraska Regional Finals at three locations: Lincoln, Kearney and Omaha. The state winner will then go on to represent Nebraska at the National Personal Finance Challenge.

The spring competition is open to all Nebraska schools and the cost is covered by the Nebraska Council on Economic Education.
Economics Challenge Fall Winners
Congratulations to all the winners!

We look forward to the spring competition. The top ten spring teams in the Adam Smith and David Ricardo divisions will be invited to participate in the Econ Challenge State Finals held at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on March 23, 2018. The state finalists will go on to represent Nebraska in the National Economics Challenge semi-final round.
David Ricardo second place finishers from Lincoln High School.
Upcoming events:

January 19

January 16 - April 13

February 2

February 27 - March 13

March 16
Kearney Business Competition

March 23
Econ Challenge State Finals-Lincoln

March 26 - April 9

April 20
Finance Challenge Regional- Lincoln, Omaha, Kearney

April 25
Stock Market Game-Banquet of Champions

May 10-11