GCHS teacher receives award from Governor Scott Walker

By Kelsie Hoitomt

GLENWOOD CITY — The Glenwood City High School’s Business and Marketing teacher, Carrie Hentz received a 2012 Wisconsin Financial Literacy Award from Governor Scott Walker last Friday, March 1.

Hentz was one of 21 recipients of the award, which was given by the Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy. The recipients of this award were selected from 49 nominations submitted for consideration.

“I am very honored to have received this award. I am also very thankful that the State of Wisconsin recognizes the value and impact of financial literacy education,” said Hentz.

Hentz is the instructor of a semester-long module that is required for all seniors in the Glenwood City School District. This class includes computer simulations, hands-on projects, outside speakers and required reading of the book “Financial Literacy for Teens”.

“The course I teach is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to make wise financial decisions about their future. The focus is on instilling good financial habits, an understanding on how to live within a budget and how to handle credit and debt responsibly,” explained Hentz.

All graduating seniors must complete the Personal Finance course and pass a rigorous final exam that is comprehensive of all units covered during the semester as well. This is the school district’s third year of requiring seniors to enroll in and pass this course.