Money games in New London

New London — Students from 11 area high schools play a game of "Financial Family Feud" at the conclusion of the 13th annual Chelsea Groton Bank Money Madness seminar Tuesday at Connecticut College.

About 250 students attended the half-day seminar, which opened with a panel discussion that explored various career paths and success stories of local leaders. Panel participants were: Kia Baird, certified employment support professional; Lisa Carberg, former Connecticut news personality and owner of Lisa Carberg Communications; and Devin Schleidt, entrepreneur and owner of Schleidt Works LLC.

The day also included several breakout sessions presented by representatives from the Husky Nutrition Program, Byrnes Agency, UCONN Extension/CT Saves, Better Business Bureau CT, United Way, CHET, SERAC, Team Integrity Taekwondo, Valenti Volkswagen and Chelsea Groton Bank.

Topics included: costs of gambling, eating healthfully on a budget, self-defense, identity theft, education financing, college success, the importance of saving and tips on buying a vehicle.

Students were from Academy of the Holy Family, Bacon Academy, Grasso Tech, Griswold Alternative School, Ledyard High School, Lyman Memorial High School, Marine Science Magnet High School, Montville High School, Norwich Free Academy, Wheeler High School and Waterford High School.

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