Madeline Taylor, an 8th grade student at Sykesville Middle School, has been selected as one of the 16 winners in the annual "A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words" poster contest sponsored by the Maryland Council on Economic Education (MCEE).
Her artwork illustrates the concept of "philanthropy" by showing different ways people can give money, time, and resources to charity. MCEE's annual poster contest is for Maryland students in grades 1 through 8. The contest was developed to help teachers stimulate interest in learning basic economic and personal finance concepts by giving students an opportunity to creatively demonstrate their understanding of one of the following economic concepts: scarcity; natural, human and capital resources; opportunity cost; producers and consumers; or goods and services; or personal finance concepts: savings and Investing, taxes, markets, sources of income, and philanthropy.
MCEE will be recognizing their poster contest winners at the Annual Student Achievement Awards luncheon on May 14, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Towson University. Taylor will receive a $50 prize and her poster will appear in the September 2014 - December 2015 calendar which will be printed this summer and distributed throughout Maryland.