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Willowcreek students come face to face with reality

Willowcreek students come face to face with reality

PORTAGE | Marc Biggs learned pretty well from his mother.

May 29, 2014 5:28 pm Photos

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Willowcreek students come face to face with reality

Willowcreek students come face to face with reality

Purdue North Central partnered with the Portage Chamber of Commerce to bring the Reality Store to Portage eighth-grade students Thursday at Willowcreek Middle School. This was the fourth year for the event at Willowcreek.

May 29, 2014 4:23 pm
Willowcreek students come face to face with reality

Willowcreek students come face to face with reality

Willowcreek Middle School eighth-grade students work with volunteers Thursday as they participate in the Portage Reality Store through Purdue North Central and the Portage Chamber of Commerce.

May 29, 2014 4:23 pm
Willowcreek students come face to face with reality

Willowcreek students come face to face with reality

Katie Meadows and Maurice Walker, eighth-grade students at Willowcreek Middle School in Portage, participate Thursday in the Portage Reality Store at the school. This was the fourth year for the store at Willowcreek where about 50 volunteers spent the morning as students selected a career, l…

May 29, 2014 4:23 pm
Willowcreek students come face to face with reality

Willowcreek students come face to face with reality

David Urchick, an eighth-grade student at Willowcreek Middle School talks to volunteer Sandy Becker as he participates Thursday in the Purdue North Central/Portage Chamber of Commerce Reality Store at Willowcreek. About 50 volunteers spent the morning as students selected a career, learned h…

May 29, 2014 4:23 pm
Willowcreek students come face to face with reality

Willowcreek students come face to face with reality

Student Brandon Blue, 14, adds up his expenses Thursday as he participates in the Purdue North Central/Portage Chamber of Commerce Reality Store at Willowcreek Middle School.

May 29, 2014 4:22 pm
HMS students learn with Reality Store

HMS students learn with Reality Store

HOBART | Hobart Middle School recently hosted a Reality Store.

February 10, 2014 4:07 pm
Scott Middle School students navigate virtual finances

Scott Middle School students navigate virtual finances

HAMMOND | Students at Charles N. Scott Middle School became residents of a virtual world on Tuesday that's meant to whisk them from life as middle school students to independent adults.

May 28, 2013 5:54 pm Photos

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Fegely students get reality check

Fegely students get reality check

PORTAGE | Angel Chabes was a little concerned when she walked into the gym at Fegely Middle School on Thursday morning.

May 17, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Fegely students get reality check

Fegely students get reality check

Fegely Middle School student Cheyanne Kinser, 14, adds up expenses after selecting televsion and internet service with Jan Zurek.

May 16, 2013 2:24 pm
Fegely students get reality check

Fegely students get reality check

Jeffrey Webber, 14, gets help with his taxes from local Portage accountant Sandy Becker during the Reality Store on Thursday at Fegely Middle School.

May 16, 2013 2:23 pm
Fegely students get reality check

Fegely students get reality check

Fegely Middle School students participate Thursday in a Reality Store. The eighth-graders selected an occupation and were given a salary for the job. They then selected housing, transportation and other expenses, budgeting their finances as they went through the exercise.

May 16, 2013 2:23 pm
Fegely students get reality check

Fegely students get reality check

Students at Fegely Middle School work on expenses as they participate in the Reality Store on Thursday at the school.

May 16, 2013 2:24 pm
Students dress for success and spend a day in the “real world"

Students dress for success and spend a day in the “real world"

CROWN POINT | Students from Col. John Wheeler and Robert A. Taft Middle Schools found themselves financially stable or broke and unable to cover monthly expenses.

November 14, 2012 3:57 pm Photos

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Crossroads brings reality store to to Taft and Wheeler students

Crossroads brings reality store to to Taft and Wheeler students

CROWN POINT | On Friday, November 9, the Taft 8th grade class participated in Crown Point Community School Corporation’s very first Reality Store event at Colonel John Wheeler Middle School. The Reality Store was brought to us by the “Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce” which hosts the …

November 13, 2012 3:49 pm Photos

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Willowcreek students get a taste of finances during Reality Store

Willowcreek students get a taste of finances during Reality Store

PORTAGE | Willowcreek Middle School's eighth graders got a reality check Thursday. Participating in the annual Reality Store event, the some 425 youngsters got a taste of real life finances. The event is sponsored by Purdue North Central and the Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce.

May 17, 2012 6:00 pm Photos

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Volunteers needed for 8th Grade Reality Store

CHESTERTON | The Reality Store is set for March 15 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at Chesterton High School, located at 2125 S 11th Street. For more than 20 years, this event has been preparing students from Chesterton Middle School and St. Patrick's School how to be successful in life after gr…

March 06, 2012 11:00 am

Volunteers needed for 8th grade Reality Store

CHESTERTON | The Reality Store is set for March 15 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at Chesterton High School, located at 2125 S 11th St. For more than 20 years, this event has been preparing students from Chesterton Middle School and St. Patrick's School how to be successful in life after gradua…

February 08, 2012 11:16 am
Willowcreek's students learn a bit of life's realities

Willowcreek's students learn a bit of life's realities

PORTAGE | Cristian Valdovinos isn't going to have children until he's 30.

April 20, 2011 7:15 pm Photos

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Willowcreek's students learn a bit of life's realities

Willowcreek's students learn a bit of life's realities

Ariane Wilson (right), an eighth-grader at Willowcreek Middle School in Portage, looks over her finances Wednesday after she figured how much it would cost if she bought cable Internet and cell phone service. Wilson was one of the students who took a tour of the Reality Store that aims at gi…

April 20, 2011 6:00 pm
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