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Milwaukee Teen's Future Looks Brighter

April 28, 2017

Saving your pennies isn’t tough, it’s smart. Three Shorewood High School students won cash for college by demonstrating just that in the 2017 Money Smart Teen Essay Contest.

COUNTRY Financial asked 9th through 12th-graders to answer the following questions:

  1. What do you think is the connection between financial health and physical health?
  2. What should a city, state or national leader in government do to help promote financially healthier citizens?

Jarvis Lam a 12th-grader was given the first place prize, a $1,000 scholarship for his response.

“Citizens should be provided with lessons on money management, banking and investment in order to raise their financial literacy,” Lam said. “The reason behind implementing these educational programs is that the higher people’s awareness, the more responsible they become.”

Runners-up, 9th-grader Zoey Nahmmacher-Baum and 11th-grader Grace Munson also earned scholarships for their writings. Winners were announced during a Money Smart Week Kick Off on Friday, April 28, at Shorewood High School.

About the contest

COUNTRY Financial sponsors the annual essay contest as part of Money Smart Week, a national public awareness campaign to help individuals and families better manage their personal finances.

About COUNTRY Financial®

COUNTRY Financial is a marketing name for COUNTRY Life Insurance Company®, COUNTRY Mutual Insurance Company® and their respective subsidiaries, located in Bloomington, IL. COUNTRY Financial serves about one million households and businesses throughout the United States and offers a wide range of insurance and financial products and services.