Next Gen Personal Finance Announces 2017 Jump$tart Scholarship Recipients

Apr 17, 2017
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NGPF is excited to announce the recipients of the NGPF Scholarship to attend Jump$tart’s National Educator Conference in Washington, D.C. from November 3-5, 2017! Each scholarship winner will receive a $425 scholarship to cover the cost of the conference and accommodations and will be feted at a NGPF reception prior to the conference. 

Our scholarship winners hail from 22 different states, teach in rural, urban and suburban settings and have experience ranging from one year to over twenty years. For half of the group, this will be their FIRST Jump$tart National Educator Conference. Here were just a few of the reasons they gave for why they wanted to attend this conference:

  • “I am always looking for new ways to implement interactive methodologies and new materials into my classroom. Going to the Jump$tart NEC each year is a great opportunity to learn about what’s available from colleagues around the country and from business professionals who are dedicated to financial literacy.”
  • “I plan on taking information learned during Jump$tart NEC 2017 to teach the first ever Year Long Financial Literacy to be offered here at my high school. I will also incorporate this curriculum into my Accounting and Business classes, so that more of our students will have the opportunity to learn these valuable life skills.”
  • “I would like to take the information from the Jumpstart conference and share it not only with my students but with the other teachers at my school who teach personal finance as well as my student’s parents, many of whom are struggling financially. I am always looking for fun projects and lessons that my students will enjoy and learn a financial lesson from using.”

Congratulations to recipients of the 2017 NGPF Scholarship to attend the Jump$tart National Education Conference:

Amy McCutchen
Holmen High School
Holmen, Wisconsin

Barbara R. Angelicola-Manzolli
Lewis S. Mills High School
Burlington, Connecticut

Beth Tollis
Strongsville High School
Strongsville, Ohio

Brad Baker
Wake Forest High School
Wake Forest, North Carolina

Brenda Martin-Lee
Seneca High School
Tabernacle, New Jersey

Calvin Chu
Sarah E Goode STEM Academy
Chicago, Illinois

Carmelle Vietti
PACE Program at Community Learning Center
Humble, Texas

Caroline Lundeen
Jackson Hole High School
Jackson, Wyoming

Carrie Harris
Stow-Munroe Falls High School
Stow, Ohio

Chris Dexter
High Point Regional High School
Sussex, New Jersey

Christopher Sullivan
Holmen High School
Holmen, Wisconsin

Erica Mowrer
Juniata Valley High School
Alexandria, Pennsylvania

Jacqueline Prester
Mansfield High School
Mansfield, Massachusetts

Jodi Stugelmeyer
Billings Senior High School
Billings, Montana

Katie Fitzpatrick
Pattonville High School
Maryland Heights, Missouri

Kim Ransom
Fair Haven Union High School
Fair Haven, Vermont

Laura Falk
Fairbanks High School
Milford Center, Ohio

Lexi Shafer
Johnston High School
Johnston, Iowa

Linda Wenndt
The Alabama School of Fine Arts
Birmingham, Alabama

Lisa Sprenkle
San Jacinto High School
San Jacinto, California

Lori Coon
Sherrard High School
Sherrard, Illinois

Lori Duggan
South Park High School
South Park, Pennsylvania

Lynne Gillis
Huntingtown High School
Huntingtown, Maryland

Matthew Gragg
Midwest City High School
Midwest City, Oklahoma

Maureen Neuner
Pinelands Regional High School
Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey

Nancy Labricciosa
Plymouth Whitemarsh High School
Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania

Pam Leffler
Somerset SkyPointe High School
Las Vegas, Nevada

Patricia Mete
Pomperaug High School
Southbury, Connecticut

Renee Nelson
KIPP NYC College Prep High School
Bronx, New York

Sally Adams
St Louis Park High School
St Louis Park, Minnesota

Shea Havens-White
Cedarville High School
Cedarville, Ohio

Stephanie Butman
FlexTech High School
Novi, Michigan

Suzanne Sodoma
Brockport High School
Brockport, New York

Tammy Desmond
Dee-Mack High School
Mackinaw, Illinois

Trisha DeBacco
Webster Schroeder High School
Webster, New York

Wendy Gardiner
San Jacinto High School
San Jacinto, California

About the Author

Laura Matchett

After graduating with an education degree and spending 7 years in an elementary classroom, Laura made the switch to the non-profit world and loves interacting with students, educators and business professionals across the country. She is passionate about all students having access to high quality education and views personal finance education as one way to ‘level the playing field’. When Laura is not locating or creating high quality educational resources, you can find her mountain biking or searching for the best ramen in town!