Features — 01 May 2014

The 2014 winner of the Excellence in Economic Education Award is Kelly Myers of Hopkinsville High School. The annual competitive award is sponsored by the Murray State University Center for Economic Education and honors a K-12 educator who displayed excellence in bringing economics and/or personal finance into their classroom in the current academic year. The chosen educator receives a recognition plaque and a $250 honorarium.

Myers has been a teacher at Hopkinsville High School for more than four years, teaching numerous courses, including “Family and Consumer Sciences,” “Life Skills” and “Money Skills.” She works hard to engage her students using relevant technology and media as well as new curriculum and projects. She also incorporates her own ideas such as “Financial Football Fridays” using an online personal finance football game to help her students engage with financial topics in a meaningful way.

Caption: Kelly Myers was honored on April 22 during the Economics and Finance Department Banquet on campus with the Excellence in Economic Education Award. Myers (left) is shown receiving her award from Todd Broker (right), the director of the Murray State University Center for Economic Education.
— MSU photo provided

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