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Bessie B. Moore Awards Program

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 receive statewide recognition from board members and donors during an annual luncheon hosted each fall, a monetary award, and--premiering in 2016--"The Bessie."


We are deeply grateful to our generous sponsors who make this program available. 2017-18 Sponsors

We welcome additional sponsorships. Pledge forms are available here.


2018 Winners

We announced the 2018 winners with a Prize Patrol during the last week of August. Watch our live videos on Facebook as we surprised the winners at their schools. 

  • Philip Carlock, "Stephens Elementary Financial Lit. Program," Little Rock Public School District
  • Melanie Adams, Amy Braswell, Jillane Johnson, Elizabeth McMichael and Rachel Racop, It Takes a Village to Build a New Country," Little Rock Public School District
  • Larisha Nelson, "S.A.W. (Students at Work)," Pulaski County Special School District
  • Jennifer Malugen, "Economics and the Three Little. . . ," Springdale School District
  • Michele Jackson, "Make it Personal! Inspiring Teens to Embrace Personal Finance Responsibility," Siloam Springs School District
  • Tracy Floyd, Rhaechel Hendricks and Kristina Thrift, "Economics Comes Naturally in the Natural State," Fort Smith School District 
  • Jessica Culver, "Yoganomics: Healthy, Wealthy and Wise Econ!" Ozark School District
  • Susie Thompson, "Satisfaction Guaranteed! (Or is it?) Globalization, Trade and World Economics, Little Rock Christian Academy


Moore 2017 Awards Winner

The Prize Patrol surprises the 2018 BBM winners at Roberts Elementary School, Little Rock School District.


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