Perdido MS honored at awards luncheon

From left, teacher Gerri McDonald, Dustin Snow, Kaleb Byrd, Jackson Reid and Young Boozer
Dustin Snow, Jackson Reid, UAB mascot Blazer, and Kaleb Byrd

Several middle school students from Perdido School were recently honored at the annual Alabama Council on Economic Education Awards Luncheon. Students from across the state who placed first in one of the various economic competitions for the year were recognized for their outstanding achievement. Parents, teachers, principals, superintendents as well as other invited guests from across the state were there to support the winners at the UAB campus.

Jackson Reid, Kaleb Byrd, Dustin Snow and Kloie Forbes were honored as the first place team in the state for both the 2017 Personal Finance Challenge and the  2017 National Economics Challenge Milton Friedman Division. Middle school students across the state competed in the online format on teams of four members. Also recognized in the 2016, Whit King, Jr. Free Enterprise System Video Competition were Lindsey Stewart and Brooke Tyree. Students received cash prizes as well as certificates for their efforts.

Mike Royer, veteran broadcaster for the Birmingham area, and Jim Creamer, Chairman of the ACEE Board of Directors, served as masters of ceremonies for the event. This year’s featured speaker was Alabama State Treasurer Young Boozer.

Each year the Council offers a variety of opportunities for students to be involved in which the core mission is to promote and improve economic and financial education for K-12 students in Alabama’s schools.