MCSD NAF Academy of Finance Announces Scholarship Winners

Monticello High School’s NAF Academy of Finance has been busy this past year engaging students and the community through innovative and COVID-safe fundraisers for their college scholarship award program. The students organized Virtual Snowman Competitions, a Drive-In Movie Night with the Fair Oaks Drive-In and local business sponsored trivia nights where students competed for scholarship dollars and a fun item to donate to the school (the winners this year are spending their winnings donating a movie projector and popcorn machine for movie nights next year).

The proceeds of the NAF Academy of Finance college fundraiser will be split between five winners this year. Tied for first place are Isaac Mogel, Binghamton University and Dylan Price, Penn State. Following them in second place are Katelynn Boothe, SUNY Delhi; Jane Pape-Laucella, Hofstra University; and Breanah Bracy, SUNY Plattsburgh.

Congratulations to our 2021 NAF Academy of Finance Scholarship Winners!

About MCSD NAF Academy of Finance

The Monticello High School NAF Academy of Finance is a four-year program that students can first apply to at the end of eighth grade. It is open to all students, regardless of future career interests as the skills obtained through participation in the NAF Academy of Finance are beneficial in all career choices. The NAF Academy of Finance offers hands-on finance curriculum including SUNY Sullivan college courses. AOF seniors learn about contributing positively to their community by becoming IRS certified through the VITA program to prepare tax returns for qualified individuals.

Our Academy works with local businesses and both education and government leaders to design and offer financial education opportunities for Monticello High School students through job shadowing, guest speakers, field experiences, senior year mentoring, and a summer internship program. To learn more about the NAF Academy of Finance, please email advisor Susan Bahrenburg at or visit NAF.