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Inside the Classroom: Norwin students learn banking basics |

Inside the Classroom: Norwin students learn banking basics

| Thursday, February 1, 2018 3:12 p.m

The fifth and sixth-graders at Norwin School District’s Hillcrest Intermediate School are getting first-hand experience in the basics of banking by participating in the new Hillcrest Student Branch of the Norwin Federal Teachers Credit Union.

Every day, four student volunteers work as bank tellers at a makeshift teller counter set up in a classroom. They help their classmates make deposits and manage a savings account.

About 80 Hillcrest students bank with the credit union.

The goal of the program is to teach students about financial literacy, said teacher Paula Giran, who also coordinates the gifted program. Students also learned how to fill out a job application, write a resume and cover letter and participate in a job interview, she said.

Jamie Martines is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at, 724-850-2867 or on Twitter @Jamie_Martines.

Jamie Martines | Tribune-Review
Norwin Hillcrest Intermediate students Dane Brackney (left) and Michael Crnkovic (right) work with Norwin Teachers Federal Credit Union student coordinator Cindy Brozeski to complete a transaction for a fellow student at the Hillcrest Student Branch of the Norwin Teachers Federal Credit Union on Jan. 25.
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