Michigan City High School, Horizon Bank create financial workshop for students


Horizon Bank has partnered with Michigan City High School to provide a “Making Your Dreams Come True” financial workshop to students.

The course is a six-week workshop that includes an overview of the banking world, money-saving tips, financial planning, and a business creation project at the end. Students also meet Horizon Bank advisors who give overviews of day-to-day operations in their respective departments. Departments represented were Consumer, Commercial and Mortgage Lending, Finance, Marketing, and Operations.

The class was divided into groups and each group was required to create its own mock business. At the end of the six weeks, each group presented their business plan and the winning group was awarded a prize. This year, first-place winners were Jeremiah Allen, Jalil Watkins, Camron Tyskie and Jaden Hart; second place, Kamar Scully, Dion Smith and Emily Reyes; third place, Karis Bean, Jai Tucker, Derrick Coleman and Kyle Cogdill; and the Heart of Gold Distinguished Presenter Award, Sage Middleton.

“We pride ourselves on consistently providing financial education in the communities we serve. At MCHS, the students are always eager and engaged in the activities and display great passion. We love to see the creativity of the finished projects,” said Lewis Scott, Horizon vice president and community development officer. “We are pleased to provide these deserving students an opportunity to learn more about the banking world and gain immeasurable learning tools for their future.”

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