Students visit Finance Park, St. Joseph’s College

Recently, a group of William Floyd Middle School sixth-grade students from Melissa Carlin’s Home and Careers class visited Junior Achievement Finance Park in Hauppauge, a program which provides students with experience in making financial decisions including those related to income, expenses, savings and credit. Volunteers from Capital One bank dedicated their time and expertise to work with students.

Additionally, eighth-grade students visited St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue for a campus tour. They had the opportunity to speak with current students and hear from an admissions counselor. Much like garnering acceptance to college, students had to complete mock college applications and write essays in order to attend the field trip.

William Floyd Middle School counselors Amanda Dubinsky and Gene Gersbeck also attended both educational opportunities. “Trips like these help our students learn important skills to be prepared for college and throughout their lives,” said Mr. Gersbeck.

Pictured above: William Floyd Middle School eighth graders recently took a tour of the campus at St. Joseph’s College.

Pictured: William Floyd Middle School sixth graders at Finance Park.

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