SAR students win national finance challenge


Eric Ajdler, Darius Gross, Adam Nerenberg and Zachary Rothstein beat out 22 other teams to lead SAR High School to win the 10th annual National Personal Finance Challenge, held at the University of Nebraska Lincoln College of Business.

SAR’s team, led by teacher Rabbi Moshe Drelich, received a prize of $2,000 for each member.

The challenge, sponsored by the Council for Economic Education, tests participants in money and personal finance skills.

Teams were given two hours to write a meaningful financial plan for a hypothetical family scenario, according to a press release. Each plan was evaluated and scored by a panel of judges at the event.

Only a third of states require schools to teach personal finance, according to the release. The council aims to get more students learning valuable life skills to better manage their own money.


Career excellence fair set for May 31

High school students and their parents are invited to “Pathways to Career Excellence,” a day of workshops and information sessions about the transition to life after graduation.

Hosted by the United Federation of Teachers and the city’s education department’s Bronx borough office, the fair will highlight agencies, colleges and vendors that can assist students with choosing the right university or searching for an entry-level job. Students can ask questions of career professionals and learn about education requirements and the day-to-day duties of their dream jobs.

Parent workshops are expected to focus on graduation requirements, skills, graduation programs, adult education, career development and occupational studies resources, among other things. Student workshops are scheduled to take on on writing resumes and self-advocacy.

The fair runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 31 at UFT Learning Center, 2500 Halsey St., Bronx.