HHS Students Compete in Banking Quiz Show at State House

Students gather around the Christmas tree this morning at the Massachusetts State House. (Courtesy photograph.)

Haverhill High School students were among this morning those participating in “Common Cents,” a financial education competition at the State House featuring high school students from around the state.

The quiz-show was hosted by Ashlee Feldman of JAM’N 94.5, New England Cable News anchor Mike Nikitas and financial expert Jeffrey Fuhrer, executive vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. The program also included appearances from Matt Chatham, former New England Patriot and three-time Super Bowl Champion; Massachusetts Treasurer Deborah Goldberg; and state Sen. Sal N. DiDomenico. The competition, sponsored in part by Haverhill Bank, was videotaped and will be made available next March to schools and teachers statewide as a teaching tool.

“Young adults, whether they go on to college or not, often struggle with their finances,” said Daniel J. Forte, president of Massachusetts Bankers Association. “We are all making a concerted effort to educate our future and current consumers about finance. The Common Cents quiz show provides an effective and engaging way for high school students to gain valuable financial knowledge.”

Besides Haverhill High students, the event featured 100 high school students from Barnstable High School; Dearborn STEM Academy, Boston; Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School, South Yarmouth; Jeremiah Burke High School, Boston; Lynnfield High School; and Wakefield High School.

Massachusetts Bankers Association, SUM Surcharge-Free ATM Program and Common Cents sponsoring banks, Bank of America; Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank; Haverhill Bank; and The Savings Bank, Wakefield, assembled the program.

One thought on “HHS Students Compete in Banking Quiz Show at State House

  1. Anybody tell the young man in the front where he was going or did he miss the memo?
    Photographer could have put him in the back if he didn’t have he decency to at least make an attempt to look professional.