May 13, 2019

State Treasurer Curtis Loftis & SC Economics Honor SC Teachers and Students for Financial Education Achievements

Treasurer Loftis With Gianna Vannatta COKSM SchoolTreasurer Curtis Loftis with Economic Concepts Poster Contest winner Gianna Vannatta of Christ Our King Stella Maris School.

South Carolina Treasurer Curtis Loftis and SC Economics recognized more than 180 students and 60 educators from across the state as part of the 30th Annual Economics and Financial Literacy Awards Day luncheon held Friday, May 10 in West Columbia.

“Financial literacy is an important tool for future economic success, and today was an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of students and teachers as they support increased understanding about personal finance and economics,” Treasurer Loftis said. “We value our partnership with SC Economics and are glad to be part of this annual recognition ceremony.” 

“We are all preparing students for life with decision-making skills needed to become effective consumers, producers and citizens in our democratic society and global economy,” added SC Economics CEO Jim Morris.

Students and teachers were recognized in a variety of categories and contests sponsored by state and national organizations committed to promoting economic education and greater understanding of financial markets. Treasurer Loftis assisted SC Economics with the presentation of the awards during a luncheon hosted at the Brookland Conference Center. The award-winning entries of students’ work were also on display as part of the event.

See the full release with award recipients listed here (PDF).


About Future Scholar
Future Scholar, South Carolina’s 529 College Savings Plan, is administered through the State Treasurer’s Office. The Future Scholar Financial Literacy Program is offered to elementary and middle schools across the state at no cost to taxpayers. The web-based, interactive program engages students to make learning financial skills interesting and fun. Approximately 30,000 South Carolina students and 267 schools have participated in the Future Scholar Financial Literacy Program since 2015. For more information, visit or follow @SCStateTreasurer on Facebook. No state funds are used to market Future Scholar or the Future Scholar Financial Literacy Program.

About SC Economics
SC Economics, a nonprofit organization, provides South Carolina K-12 students with the financial literacy and economic knowledge skills needed to thrive in the dynamic economy. By providing quality training and up-to-date resources, SC Economics partners with teachers and school divisions to help students develop decision-making skills needed to be informed consumers, productive employees or innovative entrepreneurs, thoughtful investors, and reasoned voters. For more information, visit