Photo by Shelley Spillman
Tamara Smith, a sales representative for The Anderson News, helps Katie Crabtree, left, and Ashley Thompson, both juniors at the high school, to budget for a phone plan at the communications booth.
Simulation gives high school students a crash course in budgeting

By Shelley Spillman

News staff

Anderson County High School students were given a “Reality Check” on Thursday morning. The simulation was designed to give students an idea of real life expenses and budgeting.

Around 13 booths were assembled in the high school gym to allow students to purchase necessities based on their income. Several businesses and residents assisted in the Reality Check simulation. Some of the booths were transportation, utilities, insurance, health, communication, housing, Uncle Sam and crystal ball.