Riverside Students Rank Among the Best in the Nation in Financial Literacy
by Mandie Reynolds
May 03, 2012
This year, the Department of Treasury, in coordination with the Department of Education, asked students across the nation to participate in the National Financial Capability Challenge. Essentially, this was an online test of students’ knowledge in financial literacy. As part of their Economics curriculum, students learn about important financial decisions and how financial literacy is essential in their everyday lives. All students did well in the challenge, as the national average was a 69% and the 32 students from Riverside who took the challenge averaged 79%. We had 13 students score in the top 20% of the nation, which is just over 40% of our students who participated in the challenge! That is quite an accomplishment! Those students who scored in the top 20% of the nation are included in a drawing from the Department of Treasury for a $1,000 scholarship. Riverside students who achieved this honor were: Kevin Collins, Dannielle Easton, Jacie Feigenbutz, Brea Fender, RJ Griger, John Gunderson, Clay Harris, Mack Housman, Samantha Keast, Alexander McLaughlin (PV2), Joshua Mills, Marissa Rose, and Elisabeth Seifert. Additionally, students who scored in the top 10% of the nation were given special recognition, and two students from Riverside achieved this honor: Jacie Feigenbutz and Alexander McLaughlin. Great work kids!