A Rhinelander teacher has been honored for his role in financial education. The Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy gave out twenty awards this week, and one of them went to Patrick Kubeny, who has taught at Rhinelander High School for 21 years.
“It would be an award that I knew was out there that I knew existed. Just like guys in the NFL want to win the superbowl someday – you know it’s there but you don’t expect it!”
Kubeny says he was nominated by someone from an organization called Asset Builders of America…for helping organize a financial-themed quizbowl tournament in the Northwoods.
Kubeny says teaching business and finance is his passion, and hopes a financial literacy course will become required for graduation.
“It’s just so practical, life skills that we feel every person needs regardless of profession, so that’s why we’re pushing it to be a requirement.”
CoVantage Credit Union in Antigo also won a Financial Literacy Award in the organizational category.
The awards ceremony takes place in Madison at the end of the month.