Treasurer Loftis Presents Awards to Harbison West Elementary Students

Friday, December 9, 2016

South Carolina Treasurer Curtis Loftis was honored to give out awards to the SC Economics Poster Contest Winners. He was thrilled to congratulate Second Grade Student Hunter Taylor and Third Grade Student Ian Watts of Harbison West Elementary with an award for their posters about specialization and trade and opportunity cost.

Hunter Taylor

Pictured above (from Left to Right): Richele Taylor - Mother of the winner; Sheila Shelby - Teacher; Hunter Taylor - Winner; SC State Treasurer Curtis Loftis

Ian Watts                                                                 Pictured above (from Left to Right): Tammy Simpson - Teacher; Ian Watts - Winner; SC State Treasurer Curtis Loftis

“As State Treasurer, my goal is to help set South Carolina young people on a path to financial security and a successful life,” Loftis said. “I am excited to celebrate the SC Economics poster contest winners and congratulate these students for taking the initiative to master complex economic topics.”

Students in grades K-8 participated in the SC Economics poster contest, and they covered the topics of scarcity, productive resources, opportunity cost, producers and consumers, specialization and trade, and goods and services.

“We are proud to partner with organizations like SC Economics to aid in bringing more financial education to South Carolina students and promoting the importance of college savings to families,” Loftis said.

The Future Scholar 529 Savings Plan, which is administered by the State Treasurer’s Office, sponsors a statewide financial literacy program to bring financial education to South Carolina elementary school students at no cost to schools or taxpayers. Future Scholar is nationally recognized as one of the leading 529 plans in the country and has more than 130,000 accounts and $2.5 Billion in funds invested.

For more information, visit treasurer.sc.gov.

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