WEST SALEM, Wis. (WXOW) Students at West Salem High school are getting a taste of the real-world Wednesday.
Sophomores Julia Krien and Rayna Dressel organized a “life simulator” replicating all things that students may face after high school graduation. A variety of booths were featured ranging from paying taxes to owning a home or having a child.
Students say this was very eye-opening and a great learning experience, “If you don’t know anything about the real world and you just get sent out there with no preparation your going to have problems with money and debt and if you do this and you get a handle and take advantage of it then you can be prepared and you will be able to handle the future,” said West Salem sophomore Breezy Hofmeister.
Co-organizer of the “life-simulator” Julie Krien says this was a very eye-opening experience for some students, “A lot of people are still deciding whether they want to go to college or not, what kind of career they want to have and this is a great way to show what kind of lifestyle they want to have and what kind of career will fit that best and figuring that out at a sooner age will definitely help because you have more time to figure out what you want to do for the rest of your life.”
West Salem High School also held a career fair at the high school today.