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At Hempfield, a class rich in financial value

Jamie Martines
| Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, 12:39 p.m.

Join Tribune-Review reporters as we take you inside classrooms to explore what students are learning and how they're learning it. Over the coming weeks, we'll be highlighting new and innovative programs taking place in schools across the region.

First up in the new series is Hempfield Area High School, where all ninth-graders are now required to take a financial literacy class.

Teachers Patrick Valenti and Dora Morelli explain how students learn to write checks, manage credit and plan for the future. Students weigh in on what they like about the class and how it's helping them in the real world.

Jamie Martines is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at jmartines@tribweb.com, 724-850-2867 or on Twitter @Jamie_Martines.

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