Several hundred students tried their hand at managing a monthly budget at the Reality Fair on May 19. The fair was run like a game of Life; participants picked up an envelope of money comparable to a monthly salary and then experienced the responsibilities and budgeting decisions they will face when they begin living on their own. The fair was run by business student Hayley Soehle and teacher Robert Kane. Thank you to PTSO volunteers Jill Bennett, Joel Bloom, Sally Brickell, Bruce Brumberg, Paul Gershkowitz, and Wei Wu.
Special thanks to business participants Active Travels, Aronson Insurance Agency, Belmont Savings Bank, Cabot's Ice Cream & Restaurant, Cambridge Savings Bank, Fiorella's, Future Shapes, Inc., Hillman Homes, Northeastern University, The Paint Bar, Village Bank, Wellesley Bank, and West Suburban YMCA.