Every year Seneca High School hosts an event called the Reality Store. This year’s event was April 13. All sophomore students participated to learn about the costs of living. Students get a “paycheck” with fake money and have the chance to spend one month’s salary on the necessities of life including housing, utilities, transportation, insurance, groceries, entertainment and clothing.
The event is made possible by Busey Bank, of Mazon, and the First Midwest Bank of Seneca. The banks send representatives to work at the Reality Store and brought prizes to be given away through a random drawing.
Busey Bank winners were Annebelle Krull, of Mazon, and Dustin Kernica, of Seneca, and First Midwest Bank of Seneca’s winners were Cyndee Miller and Cody Kinsella, both of Seneca.