Wade Hampton Student Wins Financial Literacy Contest

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Wade Hampton High School student Nadia Gomez is one of two South Carolina winners in the Next Gen Personal Finance annual PAYBACK Challenge.

Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF) is a non-profit committed to ensuring that ALL students leave high school with the skills needed to thrive in an increasingly complex financial world.

Over 900 students from all across the United States submitted 250-word essays. Nadia chose the option to write a letter to her future self that she will open after her freshman year of college to remind herself of the key skills she will need to thrive during her college years.

Teachers nominated the best student essay from their classes. Nadia and other state winners will receive a $500 award from NGPF to be used for educational purposes.

“Over 200,000 students played PAYBACK during the contest period,” noted NGPF Co-Founder, Tim Ranzetta. “Thanks to the educators who engaged with their students by bringing PAYBACK to their classrooms and facilitating the amazing conversations that followed. With student debt at record levels, these conversations are more critical than ever,” he said.

Visit www.greenville.k12.sc.us for additional information.