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SELENA SWARTZFAGER: Students best prepared by Master Teachers of Economics

Last week, 20 teams from 18 schools from throughout Mississippi competed, flexing their intellectual muscle and testing their economic knowledge at the state Economics Challenge.  In its 12th year and made possible by BankPlus, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi, State Farm, Millsaps College, and Security Ballew, Inc. and delivered by the Mississippi Council on Economic Education, high school ...

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Swartzfager named to panel

Selena Swartzfager, president of the Mississippi Council on Economic Education, was recently elected treasurer and council representative on the executive committee of the National Association of Economic Educators.  The mission of NAEE is to be the premier professional organization advancing the growth, service and recognition of economic educators as they expand economic and financial literacy. The association provides opportunities for ...

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SELENA SWARTZFAGER — James Wilcox is a rising star indeed

If you don’t know James Wilcox, you are missing out.  I have had the pleasure of working with him for the past four years as he is the director of the Southern Entrepreneurship Program offered by the University of Southern Mississippi Center for Economics and Entrepreneurship Education (check it out at www.thesep.org).  The teachers he works with love him!  Level-headed, ...

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SELENA SWARTZFAGER — Learning economics in a worldly classroom

By Selena Swatrzfager Welcos, Devcos, Lescos … oh my! I recently had the opportunity to meet trade ambassadors from South America, Africa and Asia.  They came from countries such as Brazil, Ghana and Laos. These ambassadors had the responsibility of importing and exporting goods and services for their countries. While negotiating with ambassadors from other countries, they were also investing ...

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SELENA SWARTZFAGER: Mississippi students in the top 10, and it is a good thing this time

This summer a teacher and three young men from rural Mississippi traveled to our nation’s Capitol. This was not your ordinary sight-seeing vacation. While they did visit several Smithsonian museums, Capitol Hill and the monuments, they also attended meetings at Morgan Stanley, RKC Investments and FINRA. Nelson Robbins, Wyatt Noris and Trent House, all rising 11th-grade students, were in Washington, ...

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Southern Miss, Hinds Community College partner on student entrepreneurship

Bubba, the Army buddy of Forrest Gump in the 1994 movie, loved all kinds of shrimp and could endlessly recite uses for the tasty crustacean. Charles Johnson III feels the same way about Kool-Aid. The Delta youngster is turning his affection for the fruity-flavored beverage powder into dollars by becoming a fixture at school, community and church gatherings around Lambert ...

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Swartzfager tapped by NAEE

Selena Swartzfager, president of the Mississippi Council on Economic Education (MCEE), has been elected to the position of council representative on the Executive Committee of the National Association of Economic Educators (NAEE). Swartzfager’s position is a three-year term, which begins in January 2012. A graduate of Millsaps College and the University of Southern Mississippi, Swartzfager, who has been the president ...

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Survey shows struggle to survive between paychecks

More than 1 in 3 Mississippians took out payday loans or other type high-cost, short-term loans in last five years Mississippi’s legislators faced with having to decide whether to renew a payday lending law in 2012 have a new factor to consider:  More Mississippians than ever are living paycheck-to-paycheck. Unless conventional banks make short-term, low-dollar loans more widely available, Mississippi residents ...

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