St. Charles Catholic holds school’s first Finance Fest

Published 11:45 pm Tuesday, May 13, 2014

By Monique Roth
L’ Observateur

LAPLACE – St. Charles Catholic High School’s juniors and seniors played plinko, spun the wheel of finance and even created their own game at the school’s first-ever Finance Fest. 

Dr. Courtney Millet, SCC’s director of institutional and instructional advancement, explained Finance Fest as a fun, interactive event designed to engage students while they learn about basic financial skills, money and credit.

SCC financial math teacher Tim Falter facilitated the program along with representatives from Louisiana Federal Credit Union. Students from the school’s financial math class also helped run the event.

Sandi Lambert, a business development representative at LFCU, said planning for the event started in January. She explained the purpose of the event was to offer the students fun games while reviewing their knowledge of basic finance concepts and money management skills.

During the fest the students answered questions while playing the games. Each correct answer got the student a ticket, and tickets were submitted to win raffles and prizes, including a $100 Visa gift card.

Lambert said the day was organized to help students plan for their financial future, and LFCU hopes to grow the program into more area schools.