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PlainsCapital Bank Partners with Texas Council on Economic Education to Offer “Fiscal Fitness” Essay Contest for Local High School Students

PlainsCapital Bank recently partnered with the Texas Council on Economic Education (TCEE) to offer Dallas-area high school students the “Fiscal Fitness” essay contest where they had the opportunity to discuss the direction the United States should take to continue on a road to prosperity. Students were asked to submit essays based on research of the current status of the U.S. economy through the study of statistics and recommendations from experts in the field of economics and fiscal policy.

The eight winning students and their sponsoring teachers were invited to a special luncheon and panel discussion on Thursday, November 8 at the Magnolia Hotel in Dallas. This event featured nationally-recognized economists and industry specialists discussing their ideas for the next moves for the national and global economy.

Winning students and their sponsoring teachers received an award in the amount of $200 and an Apple iPad for first place, $175 for second place, $150 for third place and $50 for honorable mention. Cash awards were provided by PlainsCapital Bank, the education sponsor for the “Fiscal Fitness” essay competition.

TCEE is a nonprofit organization committed to teaching economics and personal financial literacy to students throughout the state of Texas. TCEE provides teachers with hands-on lessons and programs that allow students to practice implementing real life economic and financial skills to pave the way to a life of economic security. 

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