About 250 Sophomores at Nashoba Regional High School learned a little more about life ahead of them in the high school’s fifth annual financial Reality Fair, held on April 28. Organized by the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley with support from the high school’s guidance department and Clinton Savings Banks, the Reality Fair presented a financial learning experience for all 10th grade students in an interactive and fun format. As part of their career exploration curriculum, the students researched a career and related salary and were presented with a monthly paystub, complete with taxes and student loans. The students had to use their net earnings to purchase housing, utilities, insurance, transportation, food, clothing, and other personal items. They also had to address 401K contributions, entertainment and recreation temptations, and a spin on the Wheel of Fortune, which represented life’s unexpected windfalls and financial fortunes or misfortunes.
"All of the students seemed to learn something from this experience.” said Laura Spear, a member of the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley and the event organizer. "Our volunteers enjoyed working with the students and seeing the light bulb ‘turn on’ when the students realized how quickly they can spend their paycheck!”https://www.ndtv.com/video/news/the-buck-stops-here/singer-abida-parveen-talks-about-the-power-of-sufi-music-225251