Haley Hintz took 1st place in National Startup competition for her Penny Saver App.

Haley Hintz of Rolling Meadows, Illinois was nominated by her English teacher, Caleb Parnin. This spring, the young entrepreneur took the initiative to develop her own app, Penny Saver, in order to help teenagers learn fiscal literacy and how to best save and spend their money. Impressively, Haley led her team to win the district-wide Startup competition, but she didn’t stop there. They also competed in the national competition and took home first place!

In addition to her passion for web and app design, Haley is also a fourth-year member of her school’s dance team. She holds several different leadership positions, as well as the responsibilities of lead choreographer. As a true entrepreneurial spirit and a lover of the arts, Haley perfectly exemplifies someone who is “finding their grind.” She hopes to attend Indiana University next year, and we can’t wait to see what she accomplishes next!