2015 Poster Contest Award Winners

Students illustrated their understanding of economic concepts like scarcity and productive resources for five regional contests. The top 24 entries from each regional competition were submitted for judging in a state-wide competition. From these entries, twelve state winners were selected, along with twelve honorable mention entries. The top twelve winning drawings will be featured in a 2015-16 school-year calendar.

Teacher; Organization; School; City; Student Name; Grade

Angela Born; Patterson Elementary School; Naperville; Lily Hoffman; 2 grade

Laura Donohoo; Wasco Elementary School; Wasco; Olivia Barnes; 2 grade

Linda Green & Stephanie Healy; Illinois School; Park Forest; Blaze Atwood; 5 grade

Kim Kurtz; Navajo Heights Elementary School; Palos Hts; Macy Sera; 4 grade

Lauren Musielewicz; Meadow Ridge Elementary School; Orland Park; Neil Shastri; 4 grade

Natalie Nelson; Ludwig Elementary School; Lockport; Francesca Frieri; 5 grade

Sharon Phares; Fry Elementary School; Naperville; Finn Cummings; 2 grade

J. Tracy Prescott; Washington Gifted School; Peoria; Vaishnavi Vanamala; 8 grade

Theresa Quitshaw; Joseph Gary Elementary School; Chicago; Caleb Valdovinos; 7 grade

Danielle Schuh; Thomas Middle School; Arlington Hts; Carlos Luviano; 6 grade

RT Alexander & Eugene Smerz; Liberty Jr High School; Burbank; Gabriela Gunk; 8 grade

Paula Smith; Madison Jr High School; Naperville; Taylor Longhitano; 8 grade


InvestWrite is a national writing competition encouraging critical thinking skills while reinforcing concepts learned in the classroom. Students respond to a question or prompt on investing with a brief essay. National and state awards include mini-computers, trophies and gift cards.

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