“Trinity's Y.I. Challenge $1,000 check will go 10% to church, another 10% to chapel and then $200 to purchase a square of shingles for reroofing the parsonage,” said Trinity’s Y.I. Challenge Team Leader and Young Investors (Y.I.) Stamp Coordinator Darlene (Dee) Strack. “How the remaining funds will be used will be decided by our oldest students Abby Van Ryel and Cameron Ford along with Principal Dean Frick."
Trinity Lutheran School, Athens, Wisconsin was a repeat champ in the North Wisconsin District (NWD) Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) Y.I. Challenge. NWD LCEF Vice President Dennis Johnson presented their first place $1,000 award at chapel on May 6, 2015.
The competition was so close this year that Zion of Wayside Lutheran School, Greenleaf, Wisconsin earned a second place finish award of $500. Young Investors (Y.I.) Stamp Coordinator and Zion’s Y.I. Challenge Team Leader Kim Miller accepted the award on behalf of the students and staff after chapel on April 29, 2015.
The Y.I. Challenge was a ten-question quiz offered online at lcefuppermidwest.org from Jan. 26 - Feb. 14, 2015 in celebration of National Lutheran Schools Week. The quiz contained basic questions on good stewardship, financial management and LCEF's Young Investors (Y.I.) Club.
LCEF's Y.I. Club members earn 3.5% (May/June 2015) on funds invested up to $1,000; young people ages 7-18 can also earn up to $50/year for community service and good grades. Members of the Y.I. Club are ages birth to 18. Invested funds earn interest for the individual while they support LCMS ministries at home and abroad, visit lcef.org for complete details.