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."

The gala luncheon celebrating this year's winners is scheduled for Nov. 13, 2019, at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock. To reserve your sponsorship, please download, complete and return this form by Oct. 25, 2019. Thank you. 

To purchase individual seats, please click here. 

2019 Winners

We announced the 2019 winners with surprise visits at their schools in September and October. 

  • Anna Badders, "The Lemonade Stand Hangout," Rogers School District
  • Amy Nicole Gordon, "Cupid's Creations," Fort Smith Public Schools
  • Valarie Harp, "P.I.E.S. Primary Investigators Economics Style," Hackett School District
  • Amy Mileham, "Truckin' Through Economics," Rogers School District

Lifetime Achievement Award

Sheila Humphrey, winner of multiple awards, honors and recognitions and recipient of countless hugs and smiles from grateful students during her long career as a truly beloved economics teacher, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. 

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