Coosa Student Aces Financial Literacy Challenge
Coosa Student Aces Financial Literacy Challenge
Posted on 05/23/2011

Brian Wasdin, a senior at Coosa High, is one high school student who can handle balancing a checkbook. Wasdin and some of his classmates at Coosa High demonstrated their capability to function at a high level in the area of personal finance on a test offered by the Department of the Treasury. Coosa students completed the Financial Literacy Challenge with 26 scoring in the top 20 percent nationwide. Wasdin completed the challenge with a perfect score of 100 percent and Sam Porterfield, also a senior at Coosa High, completed the challenge with an impressive 95 percent correct. Both Wasdin and Porterfield will be eligible to receive scholarships given by the Department of Treasury. All 26 students were recognized recently during Coosa High’s award ceremony. 

Students scoring in the top 20 percent were: Noah Z. Allmon, Toby M. Armellino, Brenda B. Arnold, Patrick T. Blankenship, Maggie A. Brewer, Holly R. Burnes, Emily H. Duggan, McKenzie Fortune, Layton C. Hayes, Rachel E. Heath, Anna B. Hopper, Cody L. Humphrey, Stephen A. Jones, Ryne W. Justice, Sarah Lane D. Lane, Abbey S. Moll, Richard D. Noren, Samuel D. Porterfield, Mallie B. Powell, Vanessa Reyes, Maurica E. Rudolph, Dylan T. Simmons, Mitchell B. Slayton, Linda M. Steed, Amy L. Tyler, and Brian Wasdin.

The Financial Literacy Challenge, offered by the Department of Treasury, was taken by more than 84,000 students nationwide in 2011. The test associated with the Financial Literacy Challenge assesses a person’s knowledge of personal finance. The Challenge was administered through the Business Department at Coosa High. Coosa’s Business Department teachers are: Joe Agan, Lee Donahue, and Melody Noyes.