Hamilton High School students in Brenda Savic’s Personal Finance course posted outstanding results in the National Financial Literacy Challenge with half of the class scoring in the top 20th percentile among more than 84,000 students throughout the country who participated. Sophomore Emily Nettesheim had a perfect score on the 40-question financial knowledge test sponsored by the U.S. Treasury Department.
While the nationwide average for the Challenge was a 69 percent, the average for Savic’s class of 22 students was 83 percent.
In addition to Nettesheim, Hamilton students who received certificates from the U.S. Department of the Treasury in honor of their accomplishment were Adam Brown, Jake Grenier, Wade Heckendorf, Corey Last, Ty-Asia Love, Corey Lozano, Tanner Mickler, Courtney Vaughan, Theodore Wiesneski and Jasmine Williams.
The challenge was developed by the Department of the Treasury in consultation with economists and the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, Junior Achievement USA, the National Council on Economic Education and the National Endowment for Financial Education. It was created to help students learn about the nation’s financial system, including the need for saving and investing, using credit wisely, avoiding fraud and other financial topics.