2013-05-16 / Community

St. Francis fifth grader places in ‘pig’ contest


James Studinger, vice president of the Michigan Jump Start Coalition, a sponsor of the “Feed the Pig” contest, stopped in to talk to the fifth grade class regarding finances. Pictured are Carson Lagina, winner of the contest, and Studinger. 
Courtesy photo James Studinger, vice president of the Michigan Jump Start Coalition, a sponsor of the “Feed the Pig” contest, stopped in to talk to the fifth grade class regarding finances. Pictured are Carson Lagina, winner of the contest, and Studinger. Courtesy photo MANISTIQUE – St. Francis de Sales Catholic School fifth grade student, Carson Lagina, recently placed third in the “Feed the Pig” contest.

The contest was created by the Michigan Jumpstart Coalition and sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago during “Money Smart Week”. The week is designed to introduce students to responsible financial decision making.

Teachers incorporated one of the suggested lesson plans during Money Smart Week and concluded the class with the contest as an activity to reinforce the lesson.

The teacher and class selected the best bookmarks representing “Feed the Pig”. James Studinger, vice president of the Michigan Jump Start Coalition, a sponsor of the contest, also stopped in to talk to the fifth grade class regarding finances.

Winners were announced during the Detroit Federal Reserve Money Smart Breakfast. Lagina took home a Kindle Fire for his bookmark submission.

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