The results are in! Here are the following RI schools to be recognized for their outstanding performance:
RI High School Division Finance Challenge
1st Place: East Greenwich High School, Team Avengers_Captain America won 1st place HS state title for their school. Teacher: Patricia Page East Greenwich High School will advance their 1st place team to represent our state in the 2021 National Personal Finance Challenge Semi-Nationals in May: https://www.councilforeconed.org/npfc-2/
2nd Place: North Kingstown High School, Team NK DECA 4 won 2nd place HS state title for their school. Teacher: Richard Garland
3rd Place: Scituate High School. Team 3 won 3rd place HS state title for their school. Teacher Dennis Ballou
4th Place: Tolman High School. Team Tolman Tigers AZ1 won the 4th place HS state title for their school. Teacher Rob D’Arezzo
RI Middle School Division Finance Challenge
1st Place: Archie R. Cole Middle School. Team Cole 1 won 1st place MS state title for their school. Teacher Ellise Wolff
2021 RI Invest in Girls Division Finance Challenge
These 5 all-girl teams will be advancing to the top ten Invest in Girls teams from across the country to compete in the National Personal Finance Challenge Semi-Nationals..
East Greenwich High School teams: Avengers-Captain Marvel, Avengers-Valkyrie, and Avengers Rescue Teacher: Patricia Page
Woonsocket High School teams: Adv 1 and Adv 3 Teacher: Robert Gruetkze
2021 RI Access Zone Division Finance Challenge
1st place team winner of the RI Access Zone Finance Challenge is Tolman High School. Team Tolman Tigers AZ 1 had the highest score in this division. Teacher: Robert D’Arezzo. Tolman High will now go on to represent RI in the Access Zone division of the National Personal Finance Challenge Semi-Nationals.
RI Council for Economic Education and RI Jump$tart Coalition are planning a virtual awards ceremony to be held in June this year to recognize school/student winners in all categories of the RI Finance Challenge, as well as the RI EconChallenge, the LifeSmarts program, and the Global Economic Symposium. Imformation will be posted here once the date and details have been confirmed.
Thanks to all the teachers who facilitated their students’ participation in this annual statewide competition, especially during these challenging times. Thanks to Margaret Brooks and Kerri McLaughlin who served as judges for this important RI Finance Challenge program that advances and recognizes RI students’ financial literacy accomplishments. Special thanks to Fidelity Investments for generously sponsoring the RI Finance Challenge every year so that it can be offered free of charge to all RI high schools and middle schools.