Money Smart Kid, Money Smart Teen essay winners announced
Loeck Helvie, an eighth grader at Treynor Middle School in Treynor, and Jack Anderson, a senior at Akron-Westfield High School in Akron, won the statewide financial literacy essay contests for Money Smart Week Iowa and have been named Iowa’s 2020 Money Smart Kid and Money Smart Teen, respectively. Both students will receive a $1,000 scholarship from the Iowa Bankers Association to put toward their postsecondary education. The essay contests were sponsored and organized by the IBA in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Money Smart Week campaign. Forty-one middle school students from across the state participated in Iowa’s 14th annual 2020 Money Smart Kid essay contest and 50 high school students participated in the state’s first annual Money Smart Teen essay contest.