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Vt. students honored for financial literacy poster contest

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MONTPELIER, Vt. -

Vermont honored its brightest young financial minds Thursday.

State Treasurer Beth Pearce recognized winners of the "Reading is an Investment" and the "Be Money Wise" financial literacy poster contest.

Winning students received college savings accounts worth between $100 and $250.

Lt. Gov. Phil Scott says it's important to celebrate financial skills.

"Not only to us as adults but especially to our youth. It's our job to teach our children why it's critical to have these skills, it's also our job to show them how to apply those skills, how to budget and how to save for the future," said Scott, R-Vermont.

The contest is open to students in grades 3-12. More than 41,000 took part in the "Reading is an Investment" program, and students entered 387 posters.

This year's poster theme was "Think... before you spend." 

For a complete list of all the winners click below:

http://blackpearl.wcax.com/documents/Winners.pdf

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