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Teen Moola U grads receive awards

Published 12:01pm Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Hartselle High School honored graduates of Teen Moola U, a new web-based financial education program, at a special celebration in the school auditorium on Thursday.

The program was sponsored by Peoples Bank of Alabama at no cost to the school or students, with about 200 schools in Alabama participating. This course was implemented in the current school year for all freshmen students, and is a high school graduation requirement.

“You are better prepared to make good financial decisions in the future,” Peoples Bank executive Darris Frost told the freshman class. “I congratulate you and thank you for your participation.”

Peoples Bank of Alabama President Chris Sawyer and HHS Principal Jeff Hyche also spoke at the event.

Students who completed the course were recognized individually as they crossed the auditorium stage to receive their certificates of commendation.’

A reception with light refreshments followed in the school cafeteria.

“I enjoyed teaching the course because it was offered on-line,” said Jesse Perrin, career prep teacher. “I feel the kids had a lot of fun with it and were brought face to face with the importance of making good financial decisions.”

“I learned what to do in the future to manage money under certain situations,” said freshman Justin Baxtor.

Student speaker Cherish Pharez said: “I learned to pay bills on time and maintain a good credit rating.”

“I learned a lot about the stock market,” added student speaker Paul Mann. “I’m a risk taker. The higher the risk, the greater the return.”

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