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Great Western Bank Visit

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Students at Washington Intermediate discussed the financial benefits of savings with the help of Jonathan Balta and Jerrica Jones from Great Western Bank.  Students identified their skills, talents and resources and matched those talents to jobs they could offer to the community to earn money.  After calculating how much money could be saved in a day, and then one week and then one month, students were able to recognize how quickly a dollar here and there can add up.  Megan Page, a fifth grade student in Mrs. Cockburn’s class, plans to use her skills and talents to mow lawns and babysit to save up for a new phone.  Aiden Johnson, a fourth grade student in Mrs. Kunze’s class, plans to use his resources to help his grandma and grandpa farm and save up for a house, farm equipment and cows to start his own farming business when he’s 18.  Jonathan and Jerrica also described the simple process of setting up a personal savings account with the help of a parent or guardian.