NPHS student Hodge receives finance award

NPHS student Hodge receives finance award

NORTH PROVIDENCE – North Providence High School student Gillian Hodge received an Honorable Mention in the inaugural Payback Challenge, hosted by Next Gen Personal Finance, and $500 to be used for educational purposes.

NGPF awarded the honor to only two other Rhode Island students. More than 500 entries were submitted. Essays were selected based on students’ knowledge of key concepts and understanding of the NGPF online game “Payback,” which teaches students methods to pay for college.

Principal Joseph Goho said, “Gillian’s award is a tremendous accomplishment and reflects well on our commitment to ensure that students have the necessary financial skills to succeed in college and the real world.”