SENECA — Every year, Seneca Township High School hosts an event called the Reality Store.
All sophomore students participate in the Reality Store to learn about the costs of living. Students get a “paycheck” with fake money in it, and using the money, the students have the chance to spend one month’s salary on the necessities of life, including housing, utilities, transportation, insurance, groceries, entertainment, clothing, etc.
Besides Seneca High School, the event is made possible by Mazon State Bank and the First Midwest Bank of Seneca.
As well as sending representatives to work at the Reality Store, the two banks even brought prizes to be given away through a random drawing.
Mazon State Bank winners were Matthew Fleishman of Verona and Sage Friese of Marseilles.
Dayton Coyle of Marseilles was First Midwest Bank of Seneca’s winner.