By Lizzy Aungst ‘19 (De La Salle House)
On Tuesday, March 19, juniors and seniors at Trinity High School participated in Junior Achievement Day, a day full of very applicable advice for each of our lives. The morning was full of innovative games that sought to teach financial skills, such as Wheel of Misfortune, The Price is Wrong, and Real Life.
After playing games, students spent the rest of the day with an adult financial advisor completing a worksheet detailing how they would budget their income in order to cover their needs for a realistic financial scenario that could include a spouse and children. This was helpful because as juniors and seniors prepare to take on college and the real world, these budgeting skills will enhance their adult lives.
Although most juniors and seniors were tepid about the idea of a day off classes just for some silly workshop, many of them said that they really got something out of it. “I thought it was very helpful for juniors and seniors because a lot of us will be going out into the world soon,” said senior Mia Kilroy.
Trinity would like to thank all its volunteers who made Junior Achievement Day possible.
This was an important day because education in our modern world should encompass so much more than books and math problems. To thrive in life after high school, we need to know how to have a job to make money, and how to invest and budget that money so that we can provide for ourselves and do all that we are supposed to do. Trinity has given us many gifts in education and provides us a supportive atmosphere, and Junior Achievement Day was one such example.