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May 25, 2016                                                                                               


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Ramsey Solutions’ Foundations in Personal Finance announces the winners of the college scholarships awarded in Dave Ramsey’s Financial Literacy Challenge, including a $40,000 scholarship. April is National Financial Literacy Month and to celebrate, Dave Ramsey and Zander Insurance invited high school students across the country to test their personal finance knowledge by taking an online quiz between April 7 and 25. Any senior scoring 100 percent on the quiz was eligible for the scholarship.

The 2016 scholarship winners are:

  • Ellen McGregor, senior at Tupelo High School in Tupelo, Miss. for the $40,000 scholarship
  • Sebastian Echegaray, senior at The Woodlands High School in The Woodlands, Texas for the $3,500 scholarship
  • Bethany Bokel, senior at Mesquite High School in Gilbert, Ariz. for the $1,000 scholarship

There was also a Teacher Appreciation contest, allowing teachers to enter a giveaway throughout the month of April to win one of two $5,000 vacations. The two grand prize winners are:

  • Robin Pringle, teacher at Covington High School in Covington, La.
  • Todd Brown, teacher at Kingsburg High School in Kingsburg, Calif.

Other prizes were given to underclassman and teachers that included Chromebook laptops, an assembly with Ramsey Personality Anthony ONeal, $500 gift cards and Foundations in Personal Finance curriculum.

Dave Ramsey created Foundations in Personal Finance, an easy to use, turn-key high school curriculum that teaches students the value of saving, spending and giving to guide them down the path of financial literacy. Foundations in Personal Finance can be used as a primary or supplemental resource to fulfill requirements in mathematics, economics, family consumer science, business mathematics and personal finance. For more information on the curriculum, go to

About Zander Insurance

Zander Insurance is one of the country’s largest independent insurance agency/brokerage and has been serving its customers for over 80 years and four generations.  Zander works to assist their clients make informed decisions in all areas of insurance planning including Term Life, Disability, ID Theft, Home, Auto, Business, Health and Employee Benefits. For more information on Zander Insurance call 800-356-4282 or log on to

About Ramsey Solutions

Ramsey Solutions empowers people from all walks of life to win at life and money by helping them regain control of their finances, build wealth, grow leadership skills and enhance their lives through personal development. The company offers messages of hope through a variety of mediums including live events, publishing, digital products and syndicated content. The company was started by CEO Dave Ramsey, America’s trusted voice on money and business. Ramsey has authored seven best-selling books, and is the host of the nationally-syndicated The Dave Ramsey Show, which is heard by more than 11 million listeners each week on more than 550 radio stations and digital outlets. Ramsey Solutions employs more than 550 team members and has been voted among Nashville’s best places to work nine times. For more information on Dave Ramsey and Ramsey Solutions, go to or follow @DaveRamsey on Twitter.


Contact: Jamie Ellis

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