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NN High Schools, Teachers Earn Recognition for Excelling in Financial Literacy Education

(11/04/2016) -Menchville and Woodside high schools have been named 2015-2016 W!SE Blue Star Schools for their students' performance on the W!SE Financial Literacy Certification Test. The national certification test is given to high school students upon completion of the personal finance course. To earn the Blue Star designation, students attending the school must achieve an 80% pass rate on the test with either a majority of students at a given grade level taking the test or an average score of 85% or higher by students who take the test.

Eight NNPS career and technical education teachers also earned recognition for their students' successful performance on the Financial Literacy Certification Test. Lisa McAlister and Linda Richardson at Denbigh High School; Adrienne Caldwell, Cynthia Earl and Stephanie Gwaltney at Menchville High School; Sheree Ficklin and Reginald Neely at Warwick High School; and Stephen Brown at Woodside High School are named W!SE Gold Star teachers.

To receive the Gold Star Award, a teacher must achieve a 93% pass rate on the W!SE Financial Literacy Certification test in at least one of their classes.

W!SE, or Working in Support of Education, is an organization dedicated to providing educational support services and building financial literacy.