MANSFIELD — Superintendent Teresa Murphy and Principal Mary Watkins are happy to announce a scholar at Mansfield Excessive Faculty has been given an award from the non-profit group Subsequent Gen Private Finance.
Every year, NGPF Fellows award “NGPF Private Finance Pupil of the 12 months” scholarships to college students who’ve demonstrated excellent contributions of their private finance courses.
Among the many first winners to be introduced this 12 months was Mansfield Excessive Faculty sophomore Thomas Currier. He acquired a financial scholarship as a part of the award.
Currier was nominated for the award by MHS Enterprise and Expertise Trainer Jacqueline Collins.
College students are chosen for the scholarships primarily based on the next standards:
- The scholar has taken a private finance class within the 2020-2021 faculty 12 months that was taught by the NGPF Fellow who nominated them.
- The scholar demonstrated excellent efficiency or enchancment within the class primarily based on participation/tutorial excellence/ardour for the subject material.
“Earlier than taking private finance, I didn’t know a lot about something that we discovered in school. The category has given me a real benefit in life,” Currier mentioned. “It’s an early pathway to the actual world, and what it entails. It permits college students to be ready for the longer term, and it offers college students the potential of being ready previous to being an grownup.”
In his private finance class, Currier discovered about things like scholar mortgage debt, faculty preparation, paying payments and doing taxes. For the reason that class he has acquired his personal debit card, is working towards getting a job, and has been pondering extra about his future plans, particularly the potential of faculty.
“Thomas is a superb instance of a scholar who works extremely laborious but in addition thinks in regards to the greater image of how his training will help him in significant methods in his life,” Principal Watkins mentioned. “I commend him for his laborious work and congratulate him for incomes this award.”