HSU hosts first financial literacy camp for high school students

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – When most students hear about investments, real estate, or the stock market, their eyes usually glaze over in sheer disinterest or boredom. But one university in Abilene believes financial literacy is more important now than ever.

Hardin-Simmons University (HSU) hosted a Finance and Investment Camp Monday to help high school juniors and seniors become more educated on real-life issues. Many of those students in attendance all had a common thought process heading into the camp: They told KTAB/KRBC they wished financial literacy was taught through their regular curriculum at school.

Addison and Preston Medley were two of these high school students to register for HSU’s Finance and Investment Camp. As siblings, the Medleys said they understood the importance of finances because of the impact it’s had on their family. 

“We’ve seen what financial struggles look like and we want to do better for our families,” Preston offered.

These siblings said they woke up at 6:00 Monday morning and drove three hours to spend a few days of their summer vacation learning about finance.

“We’re trying to set ourselves up for when we graduate,” Preston said. 

Robert Tucker, Dean of Business and Professional Studies at HSU, explained why he started this camp. 

“I realized, as a father, that I had not done a great job at helping my…

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