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n Exeter-West Greenwich Senior High School was recently recognized by The Rhode Island Student Loan Authority for its â€ścommitment to financial literacy.â€ť
RISLA Manager William Bianchi recently presented the â€śFinancial Literacy Curriculum Leadership Awardâ€ť to Timothy McCardle, a guidance counselor at the school. As part of the award, all students from Exeter-West Greenwich Senior High School who are approved this year for a deferred-payment Rhode Island Family Education Loan from RISLA will automatically have the four-percent origination fee waived. This fee waiver aims to reward students who have acquired financial responsibility through a financial literacy program. With increased financial knowledge, students are more likely to borrow responsibly for their college education and are less likely to overburden themselves with debt.
n Andrew T. McCarthy of Jamestown, a junior at North Kingstown High School and a member of the National Honor Society, was one of 33 students recently presented with the Treasuryâ€™s Young Leader Award from Rhode Island General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo. The award recognizes students who have demonstrated an interest in entrepreneurship and outstanding achievement in math, economics and business-related classes.
n Rob Craven of North Kingstown High School was recently honored with the Secretary of Stateâ€™s 2012 Civic Leadership Award, which is given to high school seniors based on their record of public service, leadership ability and academic achievement.
n The Girl Scouts of Rhode Island sent 18 young women paddlers to participate in the 50th annual General Clinton Canoe Regatta in Bainbridge, NY over Memorial Day Weekend.
The GSRI Rhody Rockets took four of the top five trophies in the Senior Sprint race. Taking home the gold were Claire Oâ€™Brien and Kelsey Brown. Third place went to Ellen Howard and Haleigh Freeburg while Courtney Grahamand and Allegra Gibble finished fifth. All six are from North Kingstown.
NKâ€™s Jessica Dowling, meanwhile, teamed up with Cumberlandâ€™s Monica Prudencio to finish ninth in the 15-mile Endurance Race.
In the four-person Relay event, the North Kingstown team of Erin Chille, Heather McDermott, Clara Crawford and Elizabeth Littlefield finished third while four more representatives from North Kingstown: Judy Hall, Tori DeBlois, Cassy DeBlois and Megan Barden garnered 10th place.