YES Recognizes Area Educators for Economics and Financial Literacy Lesson Plans, Units or Projects.
All Harrisonburg City and Rockingham County teachers are eligible for local economic education awards for their lesson plans, units, or projects. Virginia teachers from outside Harrisonburg-Rockingham are not eligible for our local competition, but may be eligible for state competition hosted by the Virginia Council on Economic Education.
This Economic Education Awards competition has been held annually since the early 1970s with sponsorship from the Harrisonburg Rotary Club and the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce. Thanks to generous donations to YES from Fred and Carol Showker and the Appleseeds Foundation, prizes were doubled beginning with the 2006-2007 competition, making the grand prize in the competition $1000.
Cash Prizes Awarded Across All Grades.
There are 14 cash prizes awarded at our local level in four grade categories.
- Grades K-2
- Grades 3-5
- Grades 6-8
- Grades 9-12
YES recognizes and provides the following prizes each year:
- Overall Grand Prize Winner: $1000
- Reserve Grand Prize: $750
- Plus three additional cash prizes in each of the four grade categories:
- First Place $500
- Second Plage: $300
- Third Place: $200
Fill Out One Application to be Eligible for Local and Statewide Awards Listed Below.
The awards competition recognizes teachers on four local levels (K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12). Varied projects are eligible, from a single lesson plan or performanced-based assessment to a comprehensive unit.
The competition requires only short and easy to assemble entries. Your unit, lesson plan, or performance based assessment is automatically entered into state competition; you need not win locally to go on to state competition. Applications for the local awards competition are due by mid June, typically the third week of June. For specific dates and more information about the application, please contact John Kruggel.