Kaylin Burrell, an 8th grade student at Sykesville Middle School, was a winner in the Maryland Council on Economic Education (MCEE) annual poster contest. Her artwork, which portrays the economic concept of “markets”, will be featured in the MCEE calendar.

This poster contest for Maryland students in grades 1 through 8 was developed to help teachers stimulate interest in learning basic economic and personal finance concepts by giving students an opportunity to creatively demonstrate their understanding of economic concepts. These concepts include scarcity; natural, human and capital resources; opportunity cost; producers and consumers; and goods and services. The personal finance concepts of savings and investing, taxes, markets, sources of income, and philanthropy also are included.

Carol Schaper, Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher at Sykesville Middle School, has participated in the MCEE program for four years. Each year she has had a least one winner where her students are learning major concepts in Financial Literacy. 

MCEE will present its annual student achievement awards at an awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at Towson University.



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