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May 10, 2024 - The Haile College of Business Center for Economic Education at Northern Kentucky University congratulates the winners of the 2024 Kentucky Personal Finance Challenge that took place on campus in April.

Gabriel Thelen, John Lubert and Ryan Hartman of the St. Henry High School Crusaders won the high school division and will represent the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the national competition in Cleveland, Ohio on May 19th and 20th. An all-female team from Campbell County Middle School, led by Caleb Augustus, won the middle school division. The top four teams at the National Finals in Cleveland will win cash prizes.

“The inaugural Kentucky Personal Finance Competition was such a great event to inspire students to take ownership of their future. The students themselves spent hours working on their presentation and the pride they felt in the job they did was palpable,” says Bridget Kaiser-Munday, leader of the St. Henry Crusaders High School team. “This is a huge gift for them. It is so important in our world today to recognize that we all can and should be financially responsible, and the best way to do that is to start young!”

The National Personal Finance Challenge is a nationwide competition that offers high school students the opportunity to build and demonstrate their knowledge in the concepts of earning income, spending, saving, investing, managing credit and managing risk. Four high school teams and two middle school teams from Cooper High School, St. Henry High School, Walton-Verona High School, Model High School and Campbell County Middle School participated in the Kentucky Personal Finance Challenge Finals on NKU’s campus. These teams competed in the challenge’s online qualifying round with more than 500 students from schools across the commonwealth.

NKU congratulates the Kentucky Personal Finance Challenge winners and participants, and wishes students the best of luck in the national competition. The Kentucky Personal Finance Challenge is a Center for Economic Education program hosted by the Haile College of Business. For more information on the event, click here.

About Northern Kentucky University: NKU is an entrepreneurial state university of more than 15,000 students on a thriving suburban campus nestled between Highland Heights, Kentucky and bustling downtown Cincinnati. Ranked in the top 50 out of 400 universities nationwide by The Wall Street Journal for exceptional value, we are a regionally engaged university committed to delivering an innovative, student-centered education. We empower our graduates to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives, while contributing to the economic, civic and social vitality of the region. For more information, visit