April 20, 2010
Jump$tart Scholarship Winners
The Utah Jump$tart Coalition has awarded five scholarships for financial literacy; these are the winners!
Nelson Cook from Wayne High School submitted an outstanding essay on the practical use of hedging for a family-owned dairy farm operation.
Dani Peterson from Mountain View High School wrote accurately about the perils of credit card use for teenagers.
Kara Vickers from Riverton High School wrote about an insightful essay about the link between perceived social status and reckless spending habits and debt accumulation.
Camille Jones from Springville High School discussed economic theory, rationality, and financial decision-making.
Nicholas Roising from Park City High School wrote a well-researched essay on repayment options for student loans.
Congratulations to our winners! These students have demonstrated a firm grasp of important financial literacy concepts, as well as a willingness to explore beyond the classroom curriculum and research independently. Each student will be presented with a plaque and a $1,000 scholarship for higher education.Posted by: Sumiko