New Jersey - Neptune High School Business and Computer Students Present On The Importance of Being Financial Literate With Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr.
May 20, 2011
Neptune, NJ, May 20, 2011 - Recognizing the importance of financial literacy, students at Neptune High School held a presentation on finance and economics for invited guests from Power to Learn as well as several local elected officials including Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. and Deputy Mayor J. Randy Bishop. As part of the event, CNBC Senior Energy Correspondent & Personal Finance Correspondent Sharon Epperson was on the line via conference call to listen to their presentation and interact with them for a Q&A. Following welcoming remarks by Principal Richard Allen, Teacher Timothy Beaton and Cablevision's VP of Education Trent Anderson, 23 business and computer students ranging from 10th to 12th grade presented their 3-part video, each related a different aspect of personal finance. Afterwards, the students interacted with CNBC financial expert Epperson via phone as well as in a Q&A with Congressman Pallone and the Deputy Mayor.
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Congressman Pallone applauded the students for their informative presentations and insightful questions, noting, "In today's economy, it's vital that we provide students with the necessary information on how to handle money and finances so that they can make sound financial decisions and plan intelligently for their future. The program today from Cablevision's Power to Learn and CNBC did just that in a thoroughly engaging way."
Deputy Mayor Bishop concurred, noting, "While students today are extremely tech savvy, many teens are uninformed when it comes to financial literacy, which can adversely affect their financial well-being. It's important that we provide them with the necessary information regarding money management through programs like the one today from Power to Learn and CNBC."