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      Treasurer Stenberg Awards Certificates to Nebraska NEST Financial Scholars

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      Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg awarded certificates Wednesday to 29 Minden High School students who completed Nebraska NEST Financial Scholars, an online financial literacy program provided to schools by the Nebraska Educational Savings Trust.

      Stenberg congratulated those students who completed the program saying they have positioned themselves to be "smart consumers, wise investors, and financially responsible adults."

      The online educational program was developed by EverFi, Inc., of Washington, D.C., and made available to Nebraska high schools through NEST. More than 700 Nebraska high school students have completed the program that was announced in May 2013.

      “Financial literacy is a critical life skill,” Treasurer Stenberg said at the certification ceremony at Minden High School. “Concepts of savings, credit, investments, interest rates, and mortgages surround us all every day. As students, you need this essential knowledge to make wise financial decisions in your lifetimes."

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