BFA Takes 2nd Place in Vermont Treasury Cup Challenge

Target 2: Leadership in a Student-Centered Learning Environment – FWSU will foster development of teacher and student leaders who provide innovative opportunities for local and global student-centered learning.

Action Step – Ensure students and staff take an active role shaping their learning using rich, authentic questions, problems they identify, and diverse resources.

Bellows Free Academy Fairfax finished second place in the 2013 Vermont Treasury Cup Challenge held in Montpelier by the State Treasurer’s Office on May 3rd. Team members were each presented a trophy by State Treasurer Beth Pearce.

Second place winners with State Treasurer Beth Pearce

Pictured with the State Treasurer (left to right) are Austen Carpenter, Aman Saini, Ben Tague and Courtney Meunier. (Photo by Scott Baker)

This one-day academic competition gives teachers a way to challenge their students in a fun game-show-style event. High School student teams competed to determine which had the best grasp of economics and personal finance knowledge and skills.

Prizes Treasury Cup 2013

High School Math Teacher John Tague coached the BFA team in preparation for 2013 Championship.

Winners with High School Math Teacher John Tague

The team was coached by High School Math Teacher John Tague. (Photo by Scott Baker)

Students greatly enjoyed this exciting event which highlights the importance of personal financial literacy and understanding of economics. Congratulations to the BFA team!

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