Sue Scheff: Poster and Essay Winner’s Announced for National Be Wise Money Contest – NFCC Congrats the Winners

Back in January 2010 the NFCC Financial Literacy Poster Contest was created to introduce young people to the concept of financial literacy and allow them to express their understanding of it through art. And because of a lot support, it truly helped make this year’s contest a great success. On behalf of the National Foundation for Credit Counceling, we are pleased to announce that this year’s winners have been chosen!

Adrian Kimmok, an 11th grade student from Torrance, California, was chosen from 3,000 students nationwide as the winner of the 2010 NFCC Financial Literacy Poster Contest.

Adrian Kimmok and his family immigrated to America from Argentina with little more than the clothes on their backs and a few suitcases. By the fifth grade, Adrian began tutoring his neighbor for $3 per hour and had soon saved enough to purchase in his own computer. “At a young age, my parents stressed the value of stretching a dollar, the significance of conserving money, and making smart financial choices,” says Kimmok. Through the lessons his parents have instilled in him, Adrian Kimmok has demonstrated his understanding of smart money choices.

Along with Adrian, three grade category winners have been chosen.

This year’s grade category winners include:

  • High School Winner: Michelle Ma, 9th grade, Morgantown, WV
  • Middle School Winner: Daniel Carr, 8th grade, Tampa, FL
  • Elementary School Winner: Lydia Chen, 4th grade, Whippany, NJ

Click here to learn more about the winners of the 2010 NFCC Financial Literacy Poster Contest and view their poster submissions.