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  • Cedar Lane Elementary fifth-graders visit JA Biztown

  • Fifth graders at Cedar Lane Elementary got a first-hand taste of life as an adult last month during visits to Junior Achievement of Delaware’s Biztown in Wilmington.
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  • Fifth graders at Cedar Lane Elementary got a first-hand taste of life as an adult last month during visits to Junior Achievement of Delaware’s Biztown in Wilmington.
    During the trip, students earned play money by “working” at various companies in the simulated city, including AAA, Staples, WSFS, River 94.7, Tidewater Utilities, Walgreens and City Hall. There, they held jobs such as chief executive officer or chief financial officer, bank teller, disc jockey and even mayor.
    They also got to open their own checking and savings accounts, and used their "income" to purchase identification cards, a Biztown newspaper and souvenirs, as well as request songs from the radio station.
    “Although most thought it was great to be an adult for a day, they decided it was easier just being a kid and to leave being an adult up to their parents,” said Kris King, a fifth-grade teacher at Cedar Lane.
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