Class of the Week Winner: October 17th D.C. Everest High School Consumer Ed Students - WAOW - Newsline 9, Wausau News, Weather, Sports

Class of the Week Winner: October 17th D.C. Everest High School Consumer Ed Students

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Ms. Frisch in the Money Machine! Ms. Frisch in the Money Machine!

by Natalie Sparacio & Jeannie Prescott

WESTON (WAOW)--This week's winner is Ms. Tracie Frisch's Consumer Education class at D.C. Everest Senior High School.

As part of Money Smart Week, and in response to the country's financial crisis, 55 sophomore, junior, and senior Consumer Ed students created school-wide activities centered around budgeting and being smart with money.

The students made posters on ways to save, created spending plans, and tracked their money for 3 weeks.

They also learned how to budget by choosing a career, and saw firsthand how costly living expenses are.

The upperclassmen went to their employers, talked about Money Smart Week, and came back to the school and passed their knowledge onto underclassroom, who aren't in the workforce yet.

The past two days students have had fun going into a money machine with fake money to get prizes.

But today, 2 lucky students will be chosen and during their lunch periods they will get to go in the money machine, with real money that's been raised by the student body.

The students came up with a list of questions about Money Smart Week for the students, and random students will be quizzed on what they learned from one another.

The results will then go to school administrators, as a push to get Consumer Education as a graduation requirement for students.

Just another example of students working together, and taking what they learn in the classroom, into real life.

If you would like your school to be on Wake Up Wisconsin be sure to email us at news@waow.com with all your nominations.

Every Friday at 6:30 on Wake Up, we recognize a different school for their accomplishments.

Online Reporter: Natalie Sparacio & Jeannie Prescott

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