Two Ann MacArthur Primary School students were recognized for their posters illustrating personal finance and economics concepts. Second-graders Charlotte Wachter and Ava Fauvell submitted original posters to the Council for Economic Education’s contest in the NYC-Metro area. Their entries were recognized in the K-2 category.

Charlotte earned first place for her poster depicting a young girl running a lemonade stand to earn money to purchase a skateboard. She won a $250 American Express gift card, a certificate and was recognized at a viewing party in New York City. Ava earned Honorable Mention for her poster which reinforced the concept that how much money one saves is more important than how much one earns. 

Both girls are in Ricki Sokol’s second-grade class and were familiar with economic concepts after completing a unit on financial literacy that focuses on teaching students the concepts of saving, spending, opportunity cost and savings goal.
Students are also expected to understand and explain why it can be hard to save money.

“Based on the concept of savings, both posters displayed a high level of creativity, thoughtfulness and comprehension of the topic,” said Ann MacArthur Primary School Principal Dr. Sophia Gary.