West Aurora High School student Jesse Rowcliff earned a perfect score on the recent National Financial Capability Challenge, one of only 583 students to do so out of the 80,024 who took the exam.
Rowcliff is the first of West teacher Bill Stanley’s financial literacy students to earn a perfect score.
Sixteen other West students also scored in the top 20 percent nationwide, earning Challenge award certificates and an opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship. They are Johnathon Acton, Matthew Braden, Raul Casas, Jack Dillman, Mary Keenan, David Ledger, Alan Martinez, Angel Martinez, Andrew McMullen, Jose Morales, Jeremiah Moser, Nick Reinecke, Eric Retana, Maxwell Stouffer, Brian Vides and Brandon Warren.
U.S. Department of Treasury administers the exam with the mission of promoting student financial knowledge and skills because they are critical to their future success and to the financial stability of our country.