Ten Shepaug Valley High School students recently scored in the top 20 percent nationwide in the 2011 National Financial Capability Challenge.

More than 8,400 students representing every state completed the challenge, with an average score of 69 percent correct.

Students from SVHS in Washington scored between 85 and 98 percent correct.

They are Thomas Andrews, Rich Baron, Tarryn Bartkus, Austin Coviello, Brendan Dwyer, Sarah Good, Lucas Guiliano, Mirriah Rebillard, Andrew Stern and Chris Windebank.

The students are members of the Shepaug Financial Literacy class, under the direction of business teacher John Spear.

The Department of Treasury will announce nationwide results in May in order to highlight the benefits of financial education.