SCFCS Students Named National Financial Challenge Winners

(Bradenton, Fla., April 26, 2016) —  Three State College of Florida Collegiate School students participating in Deane Western’s economics/finance class each won $20,000 scholarships in a financial literacy challenge sponsored by H&R Block. Melissa Guet, Celine Jiron and Hannah Royce finished among the top 22 in the nation.

H&R Block Budget Challenge is designed to teach teenagers how to manage the financial life of an adult through a real-life simulation. Nearly 155,000 students participated in the program. The top performers win scholarships.

Guet and Royce are graduating May 6 and also will receive their Associate in Arts from SCF. Jiron is an 11th grade student. The grants were awarded this month as part of National Financial Literacy Month.

In an earlier simulation this past fall, SCFCS 10th graders Haley Royce and John Thompson also finished in the top 22 winning $20,000 scholarships each.

For more information, contact Deane Western at or 941-752-5494.

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