On Thursday, April 10, Grace Christian School student Adelle Woodcock was awarded third place for her artwork in Vermont’s Be Money Wise Poster Contest. A Financial Literacy Ceremony was held as part of Financial Literacy Month, where Vermont State Treasurer Beth Pearce presented awards to each winning student.
In all, 387 students submitted artwork to promote financial literacy. They were asked how they could communicate making good choices with money. When asked to explain her artwork, Adelle said, "I wanted to show a practical application for making good choices with money. So I drew a girl choosing between candy and a tooth brush, The tooth brush was on sale and the candy wasn’’t. Its an example of a very real life choice kids have to make."
Adelle attends Grace Christian School in Bennington. As part of their core values, Grace Christian strives to teach its students how Biblical teachings can be applied to their lives in a real way. These teachings range from kindness and service to being good stewards for what God has provided. Financial literacy is a key component.
Grace Christian School offers high school students two different courses on financial literacy. Consumer math and Christian home courses teach students financial management from a high-level business perspective and in the home respectively.