12 Sonoraville students score high in National Finance Challenge
FROM STAFF REPORTS
Sonoraville High School had 12 students score in the top 20th percentile of students nationwide on the 2011 National Financial Capability Challenge, which was offered through Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA).
The top scorers were: Jeffrey Coleman, Joshua Denton, Cody Fallenstein, Matthew Gilbert, Joshua Harkins, Landon Holmes, Cody Kuhn, Mary Long, Jodie Mullins, Trevor Roebuck, Frank Russell and Morgan Whittinghill. Denton scored a perfect 100 percent score.
This opportunity was available through Junior Achievement last spring. The material is based on material from the U.S. Department of Treasury and the U.S. Department of Education.
“One of the programs we offer high school students is our J.A. Personal Finance,” said Judy Norris, Junior Achievement coordinator. “It offers great information for high school students in the areas of budgeting, credit, investments and how to protect yourself from identity theft. Over 640 students have received that program this year.”
According to the Challenge website, www.challenge.treas.gov:
“The Challenge was taken by more than 84,000 high school students between March 7 and April 8, 2011. Participants included students in rural areas, suburbs, and inner cities across the country, and in Department of Defense schools around the world. The average student score was 69 percent.”
SHS hosts summer leadership summit
The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) at Sonoraville High School hosted a Summer Leadership and Officer Training Summit (SLOTS) for FBLA officers and members from the Northwest Georgia area July 21. More than 170 students and advisers and students attended the training, delivered by Georgia FBLA Director, Monty Rhodes, and student members of the executive council.
FBLA SLOTS provide an opportunity for club members to learn leadership and teamwork skills, as well as specific requirements of their offices held. Members can then take activities and skills learned back to their chapters to incorporate the following year.
SHS FBLA members who participated include: Tristen Campbell, Anna Carver, Ethan Farist, Josh Harkins, Brandi Hayes (adviser), Landon Holmes, Lisa Smith (Adviser), Collin Stoner, Kailey Vaughn and Ashley Vega.
Students were involved in team building activities and workshops specific to their roles as officers and as members of this dynamic youth group.
RBE receives greatest gains in math
Red Bud Elementary Math cooperative teacher teams were awarded with the greatest gains in math on the CRCT test for students with disabilities in 2011. From left, front: Dreama Wofford, Van Goble, Rhiannon Patterson, Debra Brock, Linda McKinney and Melody Jackson. Back: Misty Smith, Jennifer Hales, Lisa White, Kelly Price, Brooke Roberts, Lindsay Baxter and Tiffany Cantrell.