GALLAGHER ANNOUNCES NORTH FLORIDA WINNERS IN CONTEST PROMOTING FINANCIAL LITERACY AMONG TEENS
The contest, “Cash in on Your Money Smarts,” asked students, ages 14 to 18, to submit at least a 750-word essay on why they considered themselves money smart and offered students a chance at more than $7,500 in prizes statewide. First, second and third place prizes are being awarded to teens in five geographic regions, for a total of 15 winners statewide. Nearly 600 students participated this year.
The winners named today represent one (Region 1) of the five regions that competed in the contest. Region 1 covered a 16-county area, including Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington, Bay, Jackson, Calhoun, Gulf, Liberty, Franklin, Gadsden, Leon, Wakulla and Jefferson. The winners are:
First Place: Kathryn Scanlan, 17, just completed 11th grade at Niceville High School in Niceville
Second Place: Matthew Harper, 16, just completed 10th grade at Lawton Chiles High School in Tallahassee
Third Place: David Taveirne, 16, just completed 11th grade at Gulf Breeze High School in Gulf Breeze.
First, second and third place winners will receive $750, $500 and $250 respectively. The winning essays can be read by clicking on the Cash in on Your Money Smarts button to the left.
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