VT Students Rise to Top in Financial Challenge

Vermont high school students rose to the top during the recent National Financial Capability Challenge, a financial education program of the U.S. government focusing on our nation’s young people.

VSECU congratulates our Vermont students! Not only did Vermont’s students achieve the second-highest average score of all states participating, they had the highest percentage of perfect scores and the highest percentage of scores in the top 20 percent. More than 84,000 students from 1,692 public schools and 470 home schools across the U.S. participated, and though Vermont’s 145 participating students represented only a small fraction of the total, their results were very impressive.

The National Financial Capability Challenge is an awards program designed to increase the financial knowledge and capability of high school aged youth across the United States so they can take control over their financial futures. It challenges high school teachers and other educators to teach the basics of personal finance to their students, and rewards students, educators, schools, and states for their participation and their success. Educators and top-scoring students will receive award certificates, and schools and states with the highest participation rates will earn special distinction. For more about the challenge and Vermont-specific results, visit