Treasurer Sprague Announces May Compass Award Honorees

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

“Regardless of career path, financial literacy skills are crucial for success in life,” said Treasurer Sprague. “Through innovative and holistic financial education efforts, we can help students develop these foundational skills so they can confidently make informed decisions. Compass Awards recognize the people and organizations who are making an impact and putting the next generation on a path to success.”

Compass Award honorees for May include:

Bluffton High School (Allen County)

Bluffton High School blends traditional classroom and experiential learning opportunities to prepare students to make wise financial decisions. Students enrolled in personal finance and economics courses use what they learn in the classroom to engage with financial professionals and learn more about how these topics impact their lives. Additionally, the school has partnered with The Ohio State University Extension to offer the Real Money. Real World. program, where students apply their personal finance knowledge to make lifestyle and budgeting choices in an interactive simulation.

Buckeye Career Center (Tuscarawas County)

By focusing on skill development, Buckeye Career Center guides students along the path to reaching their career goals. Through partnerships with local employers and higher education institutions, Buckeye Career Center exposes students to a variety of career paths that are available in their community. As part of building a well-rounded skill set, Buckeye Career Center prioritizes financial readiness education so students are equipped to understand and effectively navigate the decisions they will make in adulthood.


Robert Sprague became Ohio’s 49th Treasurer of State on January 14, 2019, bringing to the office his extensive experience working on financial matters in both the public and private sectors. Under Treasurer Sprague’s direction, the office manages the state’s $29 billion investment and $11 billion debt portfolios, collects and deposits all state revenues, and oversees custodial assets.