Hudson Valley - AP Students at Westlake High School Present Their Take on Financial Literacy to Mount Pleasant Town Supervisor Joan Maybury
June 7, 2011
Thornwood, NY, June 7, 2011 - Recognizing the importance of financial literacy, AP students at Westlake High School were joined by members of Cablevision's Power to Learn and Mount Pleasant Town Supervisor Joan Maybury for a presentation on finance and economics. Following welcoming remarks by Town Supervisor Maybury, Principal Keith Schenker, Cablevision's Government Affairs Director Rob Hoch, Cablevision Power to Learn Sales/Relations Manager Martha Turner and AP Macroeconomics Teacher Anthony Paduano, 13 AP students made their presentations related to personal finance, discussing checking accounts, credit cards, and the importance of budgeting. A Q&A with Town Supervisor Maybury followed.
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"It's vital that young people develop good financial habits at an early age, especially in today's economy when the need for financial education has become more critical than ever before, " noted Town Supervisor Maybury. "I applaud Cablevision's Power to Learn on a program that was informative in a most engaging way. Thanks to this event, I would think that every student here is clearly more knowledgeable when it comes to matters of personal finance."
"First, I would like to thank Cablevision for making this important program available to us," said Principal Schenker. "I'd also like to congratulate our presenters on a job well done. Today's program provided our students with much-needed vital information regarding money management that will enable them to make financially sound decisions in the future."