In April of each year, the United States Treasury issues a National Financial Challenge, where students from across the nation enter the competition. This year 80,024 students participated in the 2012 National Financial Challenge. For the second year in a row, Royal Palm Beach High School students placed in the top twenty percent of students in the United States.
Royal Palm Beach High had more than sixty students compete in the challenge, who were able to beat the national average by two percent. Ten students were listed among the top twenty percent of competing students in the United States. Eight students scored in the eighty to ninety percent range: Mike M. Alexander, Tyaire M. Butler, Jennipher M. Castillo, Cinthya F. Cubillo, Charvae R. Gaines, David Z. Golden, Alex Soto, and Lakeria J.Staples-Wilcox. Two students scored higher than ninety percent: Nicholas Z. Spigarelli and Lionel A. Muñoz who received the highest score at ninety-eight percent.
These ten outstanding students will be recognized via certificate and on the Treasury’s home page at http://www.challenge.treas.gov/statistics_2012/national_2012.aspx under the Top Students and Educators link. The sixty students are all Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) members, many of whom will represent Palm Beach County in the upcoming State of Florida FBLA competition.
Mrs. Tiffany Owen was also recognized by the Treasury Department as a top educator, along with eight other teachers in Florida. Mrs. Owen is an Accounting and Business Law teacher in the Global Business Academy at Royal Palm Beach High School. She commented that she was pleased with the results saying, “Royal Palm Beach High School students prove time and again that they will consistently excel when faced with challenges and they are notable competitors on both the state and national level.”
For more information Tiffany Taylor contact at (561) 753-4000 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.