Hamilton High School students taking the Personal Finance course in the business education department posted outstanding results in the National Financial Capability Challenge. More than 80,000 students throughout the country participated in the challenge. The Hamilton class average was 81 percent, and the nationwide average was 69 percent.
Students who placed in the top 20th percentile received a certificate from the U.S. Department of the Treasury in honor of their accomplishment. Hamilton students receiving certificates — including four students who scored in the top 10th percentile — are: Allison Bitz, Shannon Desorcy, Fabiola Gallegos, Breanne Gartmann, Zachary Kasun, Daniel Smith, Elizabeth Voss and Hannah Zielinski.
The National Financial Capability Challenge is an awards program designed to increase the financial knowledge and capability of high school aged-youth across the U.S. so they can take control over their financial futures. The main competencies covered in the challenge include earning, saving, borrowing and protecting against risk.