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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

CPS LAUNCHES THE 2009 MONEY SMART KID ESSAY CONTEST!

In the spirit of directly promoting and recognizing students’ knowledge of important personal finance concepts, Chicago Public Schools and its city-wide partners are launching the 2009 Money Smart Kid Essay Contest. The annual competition is open to students in grades 5 through 8, offers expanded learning opportunities, and the eligibility to win a variety of prizes and scholarship awards.

The deadline to submit essays is March 23, 2009. For details, please see attached essay topic, guidelines, timeline, and application form. Please post a copy of this educational and financial opportunity where it may be easily viewed by staff. If you have any questions regarding the essay competition, contact Norma Ghaben in the Department of Finance at nghaben@cps.k12.il.us or via telephone at 773/553-2725.

Thank you for your continued efforts to educate, inspire and transform!

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