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SVRCS students place first, third in Budget Game

LOGANTON — Garret Hampton, under the leadership of Arleen Parker, from Sugar Valley Charter Rural School, finished in first place in the Statewide division of thePennsylvania Council on Financial Literacy Budget Game. Additionally, Isaiah Nearhoof, also of SVRCS, placed third.

Sugar Valley’s CEO Tracie Kennedy, commented, “Congratulations to Garret and Isaiah for their hard work and accomplishments.”

Parker added, “My students love the Budget Game. They can’t wait for cconomics class to play the next month.”

The Pennsylvania Council on Financial Literacy (PennCFL) provides students in grades 6-12 in Pennsylvania a world-class, web-based budget simulation platform and curriculum called the Budget Game. This program is sponsored by Bank of America.

PennCFL is proud to announce that the Budget Game gives real-life scenarios of either being a college student with a part-time job or a graduate just starting his/her first full-time job. Game participants were required to live on their own and make real-life decisions. Monthly budgets included spending choices for their groceries, rent, cell phone, TV, & internet plans. Students learned how to raise their credit scores and create a savings plan. To win the game. students had to maximize their net worth and improve their credit score while maintaining a high quality of life.

PennCFL is a 501(c)3 organization and approved by Pennsylvania’s Department of Community & Economic Development as an Educational Improvement Organization. PennCFL sponsors financial competitions and entrepreneurial programs resulting in participation by over 20,000 students in Pennsylvania. Training and support are provided to hundreds of teachers.

PennCFL’s mission is to provide Pennsylvania’s K-12 students with economics, personal finance, and entrepreneurship skills that elevate their standard of living, quality of life, and professional success, showcasing exceptional talent across the state, from business, education, and government.

For additional information, please contact Alan Dakey, President at ADakey@penncfl.org or Carolyn Shirk, Vice President CShirk@penncfl.org, call 570-975-5149 or visit us at www.penncfl.org.

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