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Waimea Canyon Middle School students craft fair Saturday

WAIMEA — Camille Miguel, a student at Waimea Canyon Middle School, said financial literacy is crucial in this age.

“The youth, the new generation coming into the real world aren’t fully prepared for the financial decisions they’ll have to make in the future,” Miguel said in an email. “This class by Megan Miller is fortunate to be learning about the ways of money before it officially hits us in the face.”

A brochure created by students in Miller’s financial literacy class is among the items the class will be offering Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Menehune Products Fair, close to the Shrimp Station on Kaumuali‘i Highway in Waimea.

“With the help of some of our elective classes such as art and home economics, we are eager to showcase our students’ talents with the community,” said Miller.

“Financial literacy is excited to share what we’ve learned in the form of brochures that talk about credit, investing and more. Funds from these sales will be going toward continued education, creativity and production via the school’s elective classes.”

Students in the home economics classes will have food and snack items like brownies, cookies and granola for sale. Art class students will have block-print stationary, a limited amount of ceramics and other items.

In addition to the student-driven craft fair, Miller will have present the eight WCMS students heading for a Washington, DC leadership conference from June 18 through 23 available with fundraising efforts.

These students will be offering boba, plants and baked goods for sale, with proceeds going to help the students’ tuition to the conference and airfare.
Source: The Garden Island

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