Landrum High’s McCrimmon honored for financial literacy work
Monday, September 16, 2013
COLUMBIA, SC —The South Carolina Credit Union League has named Shannon McCrimmon
of Landrum High School as its 2013 Financial Literacy Educator of the Year for
her work in instilling in young people the financial concepts they will need as
adults. The association of not-for-profit financial institutions joined a
teacher meeting today in which it presented to McCrimmon the award and a $1,000
honorarium from the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation.
|Shannon McCrimmon of Landrum HS (center, right) accepts the South Carolina Credit Union League's 2013 Financial Literacy Educator of the Year Award on Friday, September 13, 2013.|
an author of teen novels whose creativity lends to measured risks in the name
of lasting impact, and she did so in working with SC Telco FCU, administration,
and faculty to bring about two reality fairs for two different senior classes
at Landrum High School. In the second, she further enlisted volunteer parents
and teachers and invited teachers from other schools to witness the fair and
its impact. Between these two fairs, Ms. McCrimmon reached more than 250
students and in November 2013 will reach another group of more than 250 when
the entire junior and senior classes participate.
The SCCUL Financial Literacy Educator of the
Year award, presented annually on behalf of 69 credit unions based in the
Palmetto State, has been given since 2002 to teachers from across the state in
an effort to raise awareness within the education community of not only the
need for financial education but also exemplary work teachers already are
doing. SCCUL also presents annually the Financial Literacy Ambassador of the
Year to credit union professionals committed to advancing the cause.