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IV Macklin students running their own bank

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A group of students at IV Macklin school are learning how to be bankers. The official ribbon cutting for a program called Junior ATB was presented to the school at an assembly yesterday. The idea of the group is to give students real life experience and teach them about banking. Student Community Officer Shekinah Nessman is in charge of planning where $500 worth of funds given from ATB financial will go for the students.

“Well so far we’ve had the idea to have a small party for our ATB group. We are still going through some plans right now, we aren’t too sure.”

At the beginning of the program, ATB provides $500 for the students for things like advertising and another $500 for the school. Personal Banker Jordan Kordos with ATB Financial says Teachers will apply for the $500 grant.

“The teachers submit to the Junior ATB Board of Directors. The Board goes through these and they decide how they want to use the $500.”

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Along with the positions on the Board of Directors, positions that students take on include CEO and Greeter.

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