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BankNewport Hosts Financial Education Fairs for Students at William S. Rogers High School & West Warwick High School

06.28.22

NEWPORT, RI (June 13, 2022) – BankNewport held its first in-person Financial Education Fairs since 2020 for students at West Warwick High School and William S. Rogers High School in Newport last month.

Throughout the school year, BankNewport conducted presentations on topics such as Careers, Checking and Savings, Digital Banking, Personal Insurance, and the Importance of Credit. The Fair served as a capstone to the partnership, giving students the opportunity to go through a realistic budgeting experience, make spending decisions based on a chosen career, monthly income and living expenses, and engage with members of the local business community.

“We are so pleased to be back in schools for our financial education fairs,” said Jack Murphy, President and CEO, BankNewport. “Personal finance is a critical skill and one we need to be teaching our young people as early as possible, so that they have the tools to succeed in the world.”

 

Students at William S. Rogers High School in Newport speak with BankNewport Relationship Banker, Seth Lovely, during the recent Financial Education Fair hosted by BankNewport at William S. Rogers High School.

William S. Rogers High School students working diligently in collaboration on their BankNewport Financial Education Fair assignments in the School’s gymnasium.

Students at West Warwick High School speak with BankNewport President and CEO Jack Murphy during a recent Financial Education Fair hosted by BankNewport at West Warwick High School.

West Warwick High School students working diligently on their BankNewport Financial Education Fair assignments.

BankNewport Vice President/East Greenwich Branch Sales Manager, Kathleen Sanderson-Upham provides direction to West Warwick High School students during its recent in-person Financial Education Fair at the school.

About BankNewport:

Founded in 1819 and headquartered in Newport, BankNewport offers a full suite of loan and deposit products and services for families and businesses throughout Rhode Island. BankNewport is one of the longest-standing community banks in the United States and, as a mutual organization, is committed to the financial success of its customers, employees and communities. BankNewport has 18 branch locations, with commercial lending offices in Cumberland and Providence. BankNewport business lines include OceanPoint Marine Lending, specializing in consumer marine and recreational vehicle financing programs, and OceanPoint Insurance, a Trusted Choice independent insurance agency, providing a broad range of property casualty insurance products, including employee benefits and marine related insurance products.