Hanover: SSVT Students Take Part In Credit For Life Fair

Students take part in the Credit For Life Fair at South Shore Vocational Technical High School in Hanover. Credit: Dan McCready

Students take part in the Credit For Life Fair at South Shore Vocational Technical High School in Hanover. Credit: Dan McCready

Seniors at South Shore Vocational Technical High School got a lesson on budgeting yesterday during the “Credit For Life Fair.”

Superintendent Director Tom Hickey tells WATD News this event teaches real world budgeting, without the real world consequences.

 

Students visited 14 booths, covering topics such as housing run by Veronica Wright, HCEC Coordinator for Housing Solutions for Southeastern Massachusetts in Kingston.

 

Students interested purchasing a car for their transportation visited Tom Banks, a District Manager for Rockland Trust to discuss financing.

 

Students also discussed charitable giving with Dennis Carman President & CEO of the United Way of Greater Plymouth County.

 

Students also learned about unexpected financial events through the Reality Check Booth run by Craig O’Connor, a banker with Rockland Trust.

 

After visiting these booths the students went to a Credit Counseling Booth where Karen Sharon, a branch manager at Rockland Trust, helped them review their budgets.

 

Students take part in the Credit For Life Fair at South Shore Vocational Technical High School in Hanover. Credit: Dan McCready

Students take part in the Credit For Life Fair at South Shore Vocational Technical High School in Hanover. Credit: Dan McCready

Joseph Blanchette was among the seniors who took part in the fair.

 

Senior Nicole Silva called the experience “eye-opening.”

 

The “Credit For Life Fair” has been held at the school for roughly 10 years.

About Dan McCready

Dan McCready is a South Shore native who’s happy to be back working in his home region. After graduating from Catholic Memorial High School, GO KNIGHTS! Dan attended Suffolk University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Communications. After college Dan worked as a standup comic and actor appearing in several theatrical productions, independent films, and worked as a background extra in films and TV shows including Fever Pitch, Underdog, and Brotherhood while also working as a weekend overnight DJ on Easy 99.1. Eventually Dan began covering the Boston entertainment scene for Production Live Online and, after being bit by the journalism bug, decided to further his studies at Northeastern University, where he earned his master's degree. Since that time Dan has worked across many media platforms for organizations including the Patriot Ledger, Cape Cod Broadcasting, and 1420 WBSM in New Bedford. Dan is currently residing in Milton and enjoys hanging out with friends, candlepin bowling, playing video games, and making videos for his fledgling YouTube Channel.