On Thursday, April 12, members of the West Virginia State Treasurer’s Office, along with parents, grandparents, and community members, facilitated Get a Life for the eighth grade students at Clay County Middle School.
Get a Life is a program designed to teach students about personal financial literacy, budgeting, and the importance of education by giving students a job, a family, and a monthly income with which to purchase a house, a car, insurance, furniture, groceries, gas, and utilities. At first students get a job requires only a high school diploma. During the next phase of the simulation students get a job that requires additional education after high school graduation. Clay County Middle School would like to thank the following people for providing this opportunity to our students:
Barbara Ray and Roger Hughes of the Office of the State Treasurer;
Greg Gency and Brett Stover of the Clay County Bank;
Michelle Salisbury of Premier Bank;
Logan Ramsey of Clay Ambulance;
Judy Buzzard of N.H. Dyer Health Department;
Cullen Grose, Clay Municipal Water Works;
Michelle Deyton Frame, Black Diamond Electric;
Sherriff Donny Triplett;
Mayor Jason Hubbard;
Community Members Mary Black and Carole Pierson;
Parents Susan Bodkins, Christal Brown, Melody Cunningham, Amanda Greathouse, Kathi Hill, Tammy Rose, Carol Taylor, and Frankie Jo West; and
Grandparents Dave Burnette, Ella Markle, Judy Moore, and Shag Ward.