Carrie Wintle

South Dakota 2018

Carrie Wintle

State: South Dakota

School: Vanderbilt University

College Major: Master in Accountancy

Scholarship Winnings: $25,150

Social Impact Initiative: Money $heep

Miss America empowered me to: use my education in finance and accounting to start Money $heep, a 501(c)(3) organization that helps youth build a financial foundation.

Bio: As a little girl, I remember the excitement of earning money from selling a lamb and the thrill of watching my savings account grow and reinvesting some of the money. The lessons I learned about raising sheep turned into a commitment to use my accounting and finance education to teach youth about basic financial principles through Money $heep. I wrote a children’s book on financial literacy, Mr. Money $heep, and donated 10,000 copies to youth to create a state-wide financial literacy initiative. The curriculum and partnerships I have created have prepared me to hit the ground running as Miss America.

Photo credit: Yachin Parham