W!se Honors Its 2013-2014 National Scholars at Scholars’ Reception

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W!se Honors Its 2013-2014 National Scholars at Scholars’ Reception

On June 9, FSR partner Working in Support of Education (w!se) hosted its annual Scholars’ Reception to honor high school students who earned a score of 95% or higher on w!se’s 2013-14 national standardized Financial Literacy Certification Test.  The Test is administered nationally each year in high schools that participate in w!se’s award-winning Financial Literacy Certification program.

Judy Chapa, vice president, corporate social responsibility, corporate social responsibility addresses the students and teachers at the Scholars’ Reception.

Judy Chapa, Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, addresses the students and teachers at the Scholars’ Reception.

The Reception was held at the elegant Museum of American Finance in New York City. Students received w!se’s National Scholars Award for their outstanding achievement; those who earned a perfect 100% score on the Test also received the “Centurion’s Honor Cord”.  Among the featured speakers was Judy Chapa of the FSR who shared her own experiences with personal finance and congratulated the nearly 150 students, teachers and family members in attendance for their commitment to financial literacy.

Two of this year’s Scholars, Zach Krivine from Eleanor Roosevelt High School in New York City and Tiffany Towery from Bay High School in Bay, Arkansas, also shared their experiences with the w!se program and how it has affected their own money habits.

“w!se taught me the importance of saving.  While my friends are out on the weekend spending money, I’m babysitting and putting money away for my future,” commented Krivine.

Honored guests pose with this year’s “Centurion” students who earned a perfect 100% on the w!se Test.

Honored guests pose with this year’s “Centurion” students who earned a perfect 100% on the w!se Test.

Since the program’s inception in 2003, less than 5 percent of participants have been named National Scholars, further emphasizing the significance of earning a score of 95% or better on the Test.

Congratulations W!se !