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MCHS students excel in personal finance program

Posted on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 5:13 pm

Moore County High School students (from left) Kate Bowles, Connor Austell, Bonnie Miller, Courtney Wiseman, Kathryn Patterson, Kasey Harvey and Daisy Pierce (seated) were recognized as outstanding students in Personal Finance in the Everfi Financial Literacy module program. (Photo Provided)

Moore County High School students (from left) Kate Bowles, Connor Austell, Bonnie Miller, Courtney Wiseman, Kathryn Patterson, Kasey Harvey and Daisy Pierce (seated) were recognized as outstanding students in Personal Finance in the Everfi Financial Literacy module program. (Photo Provided)

Students in Personal Finance at Moore County High School recently completed an eight-month banking simulation entitled Your Checking Account. In the simulation they paid bills, kept a checkbook and reconciled their account monthly.

The program is centered around a workbook activity that is sponsored by the Jack Daniel Credit Union. Students scoring the highest in each of the four Personal Finance classes were Kathryn Patterson, Bonnie Miller, Daisy Pierce, and Courtney Wiseman

Also included in this year’s Personal Finance curriculum was completion of the Financial Literacy course Everfi.  This program is a new-media learning platform that uses the latest technology — video animations, 3-D gaming, avatars and social networking — to bring financial concepts to life for today’s digital generation.

The course included eight online modules that covered credit score, insurance, credit cards, taxes, investing, savings, 401K and mortgages. The program is locally made possible by edsouth.

Each student who successfully completed the modules was awarded a certificate in Financial Literacy. Students scoring the highest cumulative score for the eight-module program in each Personal Finance class were Connor Austell, Kate Bowles, Kasey Harvey and Courtney Wiseman.

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