Wonderful community partnership
To the Editor:
On March 26, the Oxford Hills community generously gave their time and energy to the OHCHS class of 2012. For the seventh year, “CU@22” was presented to our soon to be graduates by the staff of Oxford Federal Credit Union and many community volunteers.
The students initially learned about credit scores and why they matter. They were then assigned a monthly salary and went to different tables to “buy” a car, insure that car, choose a food plan, rent an apartment and furnish that apartment. There were eight different financial activities in all. At the end of the exercise, the students added up their monthly expenses with the difficult challenge to live within their budget.
It was a wonderful day and our seniors learned valuable money management information and had a wonderful time doing it. I would like to thank the many volunteers from Oxford Federal Credit Union with a special thanks to Susan Graves, Cindy Giroux, Matt Kaubris, Michelle Walker, Kim Davis, Owen Melville, Hugh Rowley, Audra Pingree, Tammy Daigle, Kevin Joler and Sam Noyes.
In addition, a special thank you goes to the Oxford Hills business people and community members that gladly gave up their time for our students. Thank you Tally Decato, Glen Huntley from Ripley & Fletcher, Marianne Todd from Wheeler Insurance, Joanie Jacobs from WOXO, Greg Graves from Sunday River RE and Heather MacIsaac from New Balance.
Thank you Ted Moccia, Jane Munn, Paul Bickford and Shawn Lambert – staff members from OHCHS. Additional thanks goes to all the local businesses that donated gift certificates and prizes.
This is the seventh year of this wonderful community partnership. My hope is that this valuable gift to our OHCHS seniors continues for many more years!
Oxford Hills Community Education Exchange