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S.C. High School Students Exhibit Financial Literacy Knowledge in Local Competition
WASHINGTON, April 26, 2012….Thirty students from 16 high schools across South Carolina put their financial literacy knowledge to the test in the MoneySKILL Mania competition held yesterday as part of the Tenth Annual South Carolina Virtual Enterprise Network Trade Show in Columbia.
Based on the AFSA Education Foundation’s (AFSAEF) MoneySKILL® curriculum, MoneySKILL Mania tested the students’ knowledge of personal finance concepts on credit, investing, insurance and current events. To be eligible for the contest, students were required to have completed MoneySKILL, a free Internet-based course consisting of 36 modules.
“MoneySKILL Mania challenges students to apply what they’ve learned in the classroom to real-life situations,” said Susie Irvine, AFSAEF’s president and chief executive officer. “The goal of MoneySKILL is to equip students with the skills necessary to make responsible choices about money.”
The three students with the highest score were awarded monetary prizes. Tyler Ashwood from Greer High School in Greer won first place. Peter Barnett, also from Greer High School, took second place, and Nick Hoyt from Byrnes High School in Spartanburg took third place. The contest was sponsored by Regional Management Corporation, Security Finance Corporation of Spartanburg, and World Acceptance Corporation.
MoneySKILL was launched in March 2004 by the American Financial Services Association Education Foundation (AFSAEF) to teach money management fundamentals. Due to teacher demand, AFSAEF adapted the content in late 2011 to reach a younger audience. More than 70,000 students from every state, the District of Columbia, and foreign countries such as Canada and Mexico have been enrolled in MoneySKILL since its inception.
Based in Washington, D.C., AFSAEF’s (www.afsaef.org) mission is to help consumers realize the benefits of responsible money management, understand the credit process and seek help if credit problems occur. It is affiliated with the American Financial Services Association (www.afsaonline.org), the national trade association for the consumer credit industry, protecting access to credit and consumer choice.

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