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Educator Award History

2021 Recipients

Josh Hinrichs

Union Bank & Trust Award for Excellence in Financial Literacy Education

About the Award: Awarded to LPS educators who strive to find creative ways to incorporate financial literacy into their classroom setting.

Awarded Amount: $250

Nominated By: Julie Hippen, District Supervisor Business Education

Nomination: Josh has obtained his Master of Arts in Economics and Entrepreneurship from the University of Delaware and has utilized knowledge from his degree courses to help him teach Economics, College Personal Finance and World of Business courses. He is a Nebraska Council on Economic Education Field Representative and has served as a Facilitator/Organizer for the Nebraska Council on Economic Education Business Invitational Series. He is a W!SE (personal finance) certified educator and his school/students have won a W!SE Blue Ribbon Award three times. Josh has served on a LPS curriculum revision group for the Economics in Business course and has been a leader within that group. Josh has prepared and taken groups of students to the JAStock Market Challenge and LSW students have had continued success at this annual event. He is one of the first teachers to volunteer to pilot new economic and personal finance resources with his students and always stays up-to-date with the most innovative ways to teach personal finance concepts to high school students. I highly recommend Josh Hinrichs for this award!

The Numbers

  • Schools Served

    60

  • Focus & Specialty Programs Served

    15

  • Students Empowered

    41,784

  • Teachers & Staff Supported

    7,500+

  • Funds Received This Year

    $1.20M

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