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Top-Scoring National Financial Capability Challenge Students Ring The Closing Bell® at the NYSE


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Liz Utrup, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov


Information about Participating Students and State-specific Performance is Available at www.challenge.treas.gov

WASHINGTON — Today, students and educators who participated in the Obama Administration's National Financial Capability Challenge visited the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to tour the facility and ring The Closing Bell. Today's visit was part of the Administration's ongoing activity during National Financial Literacy Month and follows an event earlier this week in which Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and Education Secretary Arne Duncan honored the outstanding achievement of many of the participating students in a recognition event at the Treasury Department. The delegation visiting the NYSE today is comprised of students and educators from the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut area, joined by Michelle Greene, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Financial Education and Financial Access, U.S. Department of the Treasury.

"Understanding how our financial system works is critical to making smart personal finance decisions," said Michelle Greene. "Today's visit is a great opportunity for students to learn more about that system and complements the Administration's broader financial capability efforts."