Daviess co high school bldgOWENSBORO, Ky. (4/22/14) — Daviess County High School has been recognized by the W!SE Financial Literacy Certification Program as one of the top 100 schools in the nation in this area of education, which is part of DCHS’s commitment to preparing students for success in life.

Renee Perkins, who teaches financial literacy courses at DCHS, said, “The W!SE Financial Literacy Certification Program invites high schools who teach a unit or course on personal finance to culminate their instruction with the Financial Literacy Certification Test. The test evaluates students’ knowledge of budgeting, money, interest, credit, banking, insurance, investing, regulatory agencies, housing and retirement planning. Students who pass the Certification Test become Certified Financially Literate. The program, in its 10th year, has reached more than 175,000 students in 34 states across the nation. In recognition of the program’s success, W!SE was awarded the coveted U.S. Treasury John H. Sherman Award for Excellence in Financial Education.”

Perkins believes strongly in the benefits of financial literacy instruction for high school students. “My goal is to prepare students to make smart financial decisions and take responsibility for their personal economic well-being,” she said. “The sensible financial decisions students make today will allow them to build wealth throughout their lifetime. In addition to the topics covered on the Financial Literacy Certification Test, our DCHS classes also emphasize learning to mange credit by paying bills on time and in full, and striving to be debt-free.”

DCHS was among schools recognized during a ceremony hosted by the New York Stock Exchange in New York City April 7.

The national ranking is the first of its kind in the United States and is designed to showcase schools of excellence that are teaching personal finance and measuring student knowledge.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Lora Wimsatt

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

April 13, 2015 6196

Three Juveniles, Adult Accused of Vandalizing…

by Deputy Will Coursey
April 17, 2015 5480

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 14, 2015 5006

Several Juveniles Charged in Connection with Fight

by SurfKY News
April 18, 2015 3979

Man Charged with Attempting to Coerce Minor for…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 16, 2015 3384

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – April 16,…

by Hopkinsville – Christian County Crime Stoppers

Most Read This Month

April 02, 2015 8463

UPDATE: Madisonville Man Injured in Head-on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 27, 2015 6686

Three Arrested during Execution of Search…

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center

Stories Trending Now

April 17, 2015 5480

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 18, 2015 3979

Man Charged with Attempting to Coerce Minor for…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 18, 2015 953

MPD Offers Advice On Prom, Underage Drinking

by Lt. Billy Poe
April 18, 2015 673

Market Commentary - April 18, 2015

by Randall L. Franklin
April 18, 2015 372

Happenings and Meetings - Hopkins County

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
April 18, 2015 369

Home, Garden Show Concludes Today at Ballard…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 18, 2015 357

WKCTC Offers Minecraft Class to Teach Students…

by Tammy Thompson
April 18, 2015 355

Keeping the Faith - 'God Smiles'

by Ronnie McBrayer
April 18, 2015 350

TVA's Regional Energy Resource Council to Meet in…

by Tennessee Valley Authority
April 18, 2015 343

Hooked on Science - Skewer a Balloon

by Jason Lindsey