You’ve seen him on Hawaii News Now Sunrise with his funny props – like Legos – that help break down complex issues into easily digestible ideas. Or, maybe you’ve heard his business reports on Hawaii Public Radio over the past 17 years. for Now, longtime journalist Howard Dicus is being honored for his efforts to spread financial literacy.
The Hawaii Council on Economic Education (HCEE) names Howard Dicus as its 2017 Stephen L. Jackstadt Awardee. Dicus will be honored at the nonprofit’s annual awards dinner on Sept. 21st at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Business reporter Dicus of is the main honoree.
“The award recognizes an individual or company who exemplifies outstanding and sustained support of economics, financial literacy, and/or financial education in the State of Hawaiʻi. The award is named after Jackstadt, a former HCEE director who contributed greatly to economic literacy in Hawaiʻi,” says the press release.
“I feel very honored that I was selected to be the HCEE honoree this year,” says Dicus. “I’ve always felt that although children are not really interested in personal finance until they are in their early 20s, the key is to make economics and finance fun and relevant in the K-12 years.”
“We could not have selected a more worthy person to honor as our 2017 top Champion in Economic Education,” says Denise Esposito, executive director of HCEE. “We’ve known Howard for years as he is a former HCEE board member and has emceed the Quiz Bowl session of our Economics Challenge for many years.”
HCEE promotes and improves the teaching of economics in Hawaiʻi’s public and private schools and increases the economic and financial literacy of Hawaiʻi’s students and residents. HCEE is the only statewide organization dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of economics in Hawaiʻi’s public and private K-12 schools.
More at hcee.org.