Treasurer Sprague Announces First Quarter Compass Award Honorees


COLUMBUS – Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague has announced Compass Award honorees for the first quarter of 2023. The quarterly recognition program commends organizations, programs, and individuals across the state who are working to guide Ohioans toward financial literacy and empowerment.

“Our first quarter Compass Award honorees have demonstrated a commitment to financial education and literacy in their communities,” said Sprague. “By empowering Ohioans and providing them with the tools for long-term financial success, Lebanon High School and the Lake County Treasurer’s Office are ensuring a brighter future for our state.”

First Quarter Compass Award honorees include: 

Lebanon High School (Warren County)

Lebanon High School offers Personal Finance and Financial Literacy courses that provide students with instruction around money management and decision-making.  Along with the two stand-alone classes, the high school offers students a variety of other opportunities to prepare for adulthood. 

Additional courses are available to students to learn about careers and how to meet workforce goals, including opportunities to earn industry-recognized credentials and the Ohio Means Jobs Readiness Seal. Students can also receive instruction on financial aid and other processes within the world of higher education. The high school also offers a variety of business-related courses covering topics such as leadership, economics, marketing, and entrepreneurship.

Lake County Treasurer’s Office (Lake County)

Lake County Treasurer Michael Zuren and his team have implemented multiple programs centered around financial education and related topics. The informational programming is delivered throughout the year. In addition to topic-focused programs on subjects like property taxes and identity theft, the Treasurer’s office provides age-specific presentations and activities. These age-based presentations and activities, including an interactive spending simulation, are provided to students, adult residents, and senior citizens. Some programs are delivered in partnership with the Lake County Auditor’s office.