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Little Rock, AR 72203

Bessie B. Moore Awards Program

"The Bessie"

The Bessie B. Moore Awards Program recognizes Arkansas teachers for going “above and beyond” what is required by developing outstanding economic and personal finance projects they integrate into the classroom during the school year.

The recipients are visited by the "Bessie Brigade" each fall, with a monetary award, a basket of goodies, and - premiering in 2016 - "The Bessie."



2023-2024 Entry Form and Sample Entries

Find the entry form here. Deadline to submit the completed application is July 19, 2024. 

Also, find a sample entry here and here


2022-23 Winners!

Our 2022-23 winners are:

  • Wesley Ader: When Going to the World Cup Hits Home, Bryant Junior High, Bryant Public Schools
  • Rebekah Bilderback: Economics is Life: Life Skills 101, Greenbrier Junior High, Greenbrier School District (now in Conway Public Schools)
  • Misty Burgess: Scarcity in Our World, Greenbrier High, Greenbrier School District
  • Jamie Garmon: What's Popping in Economics?, Baker Elementary, Pulaski County Special School District
  • Amy Gordon: The Lemonade War, Barling Elementary, Fort Smith Public Schools
  • Valarie Harp: Beachonomics, Hackett Elementary, Hackett School District
  • Ruthie Walls: From Ninth Street to Now, Central High School, Little Rock School District

Recorded Webinar

Would you like to learn more about the 2022-2023 entry process and how to give your submission the winning edge? Free webinars are periodically throughout the year to tell you all the do's and a few don'ts. Check out our event calendar! You may also view this this recorded webinar from the comfort of your computer anytime.

Thank You Donors

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