Charles City, Iowa – Adulting 101. That’s what students in the senior class of the Charles City High School experienced yesterday.
Organized by Iowa Big North, senior students spent the day learning about mortgages, insurance, grocery shopping, and even what happens when stopped by a police officer.
Each student chose a profession of their interest, and learned more from area businesses about what to experience in the real world when receiving a salary and having a family.
Senior Nate Lasher, who will attend Iowa State University and study genetics, talked about what he took away from the day.
Mason Meyer, who will also attend Iowa State University and study agriculture, said he learned quite a bit about what is required with the purchase of a home and what having a good credit score means.
Meyer said after he graduates from college, he hopes to join his father on their family farm and enter the world of agriculture sales.
Adam Stewart, another senior planning to attend Iowa State University and majoring in biology and pre-dental studies, said he had an eye-opener when the group went grocery shopping at Hy-Vee. His scenario included having to feed several children in his family.
This was the first year of “Adulting 101” and the students said they really enjoyed the hands-on experience and learned a lot from area business people.