Wise High School Wins 2019 Citi Foundation Financial Literacy Debates

This afternoon, the last program of the WUDL season concluded, the Citi Foundation Financial Literacy Debates.

The Citi Foundation has generously supported a series of debates and workshops about financial literacy concepts. Financial literacy is a critical skill that we are glad to partner with the Citi Foundation to spread to local students.

This is the second season of these debates, where students gathered at Hardy Middle School (DC) and Largo High School (PGCPS) to learn about financial literacy concepts from experts ranging from financial journalists and VPs of major banks to real estate agents and a staffer at the US Dept. of Labor.

Students prepared their cases, and gathered at Washington Latin PCS for the competition.

1st Place: Mak Aneke and Ernest Ntangu: DuVal

2nd Place: Tim Neal and Nye Glover: Wise

3rd Place: Hallie Munsat and Clarke Dickens: Capital City

4th Place: Letitia Hafner and Pearl Mambo: DuVal

5th Place: Jonathan Collins and Danielle Dupree: DuVal

6th Place: Bilqiis Shiekh-Issa and Kailey Ramlal: DuVal

7th Place: Jy'Den Richardson and Eno Tseng: DC International

Today, Duval and Wise faced off again in the final round, discussing the question of whether it was better to spend discretionary income to pay down debt or to increase savings.

Wise High School won their first tournament on a narrow 2-1 decision. Congrats to the winners!

From Left: Seniors Bilqiis Shiekh-Issa (Mary Washington), Jonathan Collins (Northwestern), and Danielle Dupree (Howard) of DuVal High School completed their high school debate careers at this tournament, along with Wise High School's Nye Glover (Shenandoah, pictured above).

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