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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."


Our 2021-2022 Award Winners are:

  • Amy Blackburn: Toy Economics, Anne Watson Elementary, East End School District
  • Tracy Floyd & Courtney Warren: Economics From Hero to Hero, Louise Durham Elementary, Mena Public Schools
  • Allyson Goodin: EAST Tackles Economics, The Academies at Jonesboro High School, Jonesboro Public Schools
  • Amy Mileham: Young Entrepreneurs Club, Grace Hill Elementary, Rogers Public Schools
  • Jessica Talley: Economics Is All The Buzz!, East Side Elementary, Magnolia Public Schools
  • Lisa Taylor: Inventors, Inventions, Entrepreneurs, and More, Willis D. Shaw Elementary, Springdale Public Schools