Youth Savings Month at OES

By April 22, 2018Finance

April is nationally recognized as Youth Savings Month, and financial institutions all across the country jumped on board with promoting financial literacy! I had a great opportunity to visit Oxford Elementary and speak to a precious group of first graders about the principals of wants vs needs, saving/spending/giving, and helped them brainstorm ways that they can make money to begin saving on their own. I loved the students that I met, and I also had a blast with teachers that I met when I was going in to the school!

This school visit was extra special because it was the class of one of the sweetest and most impressive kids that I know! I first met Avery, my Honors College Advisor’s daughter, when I competed in a prelim in the fall. We hit it off and quickly became pals! A couple of weeks later, she got a kitten, and she decided to name it after me! This might be the coolest thing that has ever happened to me!!! Blair the Cat is so precious, and I am so honored that Avery saw me as a strong enough of a role model to remember me through her kitty for many years to come!

I am so grateful that the Miss America Organization gives me the opportunities to connect with youth, serve as a strong example to them, and share a message that is so important to me with students across the state. I am so thankful!