School, teachers earn awards

Published 9:47 pm Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Nansemond River High School, along with several teachers, has been honored with awards for their work in financial literacy.

Nansemond River was recently nationally recognized by the organization Working in Support of Education, or WISE, as being a 2018-2019 Blue Star School, which is awarded to schools that achieve an 80-percent pass rate on the financial literacy certification test, and have either a majority of students on a given grade level take the test, or have students who took it earn an 85-percent score or higher.

Three teachers were also honored with WISE’s Gold Star award, which means those teachers achieved a 93-percent pass rate in at least one of their classes in either the fall 2018 or spring 2019 WISE financial literacy certification test. The teachers earning the Gold Star award were

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Jason Bartholomew of Nansemond River, along with Teresa Commander, Sharon Copeland and Emily Cross, all of King’s Fork High School.

The financial literacy certification program gives high school students access to financial education and the chance to get certified as being financially literate.