Past Winners

2018 Winner: David Braaten, Hopkins High School

David lives in Minneapolis and has been teaching Personal Finance to 10th through 12th graders at Hopkins High School for 18 years.  He has both attended and taught MCEE workshops. He encourages his students to learn about personal finance outside of the classroom by participating in MCEE’s Personal Finance Decathlon, and enjoys connecting with his students about their family situations relating to money. He serves on the Minnesota Business, Marketing and Information Technology board of directors.

2017 Winner

Kristine Somerville*, Como Park Senior High

2016 Winner

James Redelsheimer*, Robbinsdale Armstrong High School

*Recipient of Thrivent Personal Finance Leadership Award