LHS teaches students life skills

Published 9:50 pm Tuesday, November 26, 2019

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LANDRUM- Landrum High School juniors and seniors got a slight glimpse into the future as LHS hosted a Reality Fair on Monday. 


To start with, students received a life card. On the card was a randomly selected job, credit score, income and a spouse/child as well as accrued student loan debt. 

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The students were then tasked to purchase a home, car, food and other necessities to show students the importance of preparing as much as they can for future endeavors.  


In order to finish the fair, students had to visit the Sharonview Federal Credit Union booth. Students received advice about budgeting and saving. 


LHS guidance counselor, Shannon McCrimmon said, “We’ve heard great feedback from the students and will host it again next year. Financial responsibility and the importance of budgeting is a tool each of them need to learn before they transition into the real world.” 


The original plan for this event was borrowed from SC Telco Federal Credit Union. Telco was unable to put the event on this year so the Landrum High School guidance department took on the task of making it happen. The point of the event is for high school students to get a glimpse of real life ad understand the importance of budgeting. 

By Carson Parnell