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2.09.2012

Wildcat Credit Union Grand Opening!

From WEAR-3 February 8, 2012
http://www.weartv.com/newsroom/top_stories/videos/wear_vid_20433.shtml

High school students are getting real-life lessons in managing money.

They're running their own credit union.

Pen Air Federal Credit Union partnered with Washington High School to open the Wildcat Credit Union.

Students who work there can earn school credit, and opening their own account helps students who bank there learn financial responsibility.

A Pen Air employee oversees the operation.

"The students are trained by the personnel at Pen Air Federal Credit Union, and then the students have opportunities for jobs afterward."

"Being in Mrs. Ross' class, whenever you're in one of her classes you get lots of really good opportunities for later on in life and this is one of those opportunities that was presented to me."

Only students, faculty, and staff at the school can use the services.

Pen Air also operates student-run credit unions at Milton, Pace, and Jay High Schools.
Pen Air's School Credit Unions

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