Press Release: New Hope Christian School Receives Honors in National Financial Capability Challenge
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: May 25, 2012
Contact: Mrs. Lisa Ward, Teacher/College Counselor
Phone: (541) 476-4588Address: 5961 New Hope Road, Grants Pass, OR 97527
The US Department of the Treasury recently announced the 15 Oregon students that scored in the top 20 percent of students nationwide on the 2012 National Financial Capability Challenge exam.
New Hope Christian School’s Health/Life Skills class participated in the National Financial Challenge. Six of New Hope’s nineteen students who tested were recognized on the list of the top 20% nationwide. The list can be viewed at http://www.challenge.treas.gov/statistics_2012/top_students_educators_2012.aspx?s=OR
Representing New Hope on this list of top 15 Oregon Students are Faith Barton, Amy Besler, Jed Joling, Chelsea Jones, Chris Matthews, and Nicole Park.
According to Mrs. Lisa Ward, “The National Financial Capability Challenge is open to all high schools in the US. Our health/life skills class takes the Challenge after a unit on personal finance. This is the 2nd year that we have participated in it. The Challenge consists of a test with sections on saving, spending, budgeting, investing, etc.”
Founded in 1961, New Hope Christian School was the product of a joint effort among local churches and World Missions to Children. Last school year, the school celebrated its 50th anniversary of service to the community. New Hope offers classes from Junior Kindergarten (age 4) through grade 12, as well as an active sports program.
The theme at New Hope this year is “What’s NEW at New Hope”. The school now offers a modified block schedule and several new electives that cater to students and home schoolers. A tutoring/learning center is also offered to assist students on every level.
Mrs. Ward and New Hope Christian School invite calls to the school at (541) 476-4588 or a visit to the school’s website at www.newhopechristian.net.
Download the full National Financial Capability Challenge Press Release