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When JA Shines Through


Original story from Junior Achievement of Brown County

Katie was working at her local Pulaski pharmacy in Brown County and had a student from a JA class she taught the year before stop in with his mother. He had $0.50 to spend on candy. When he was explaining to his mom how much candy he could buy, he said he needed sales tax too.

Katie overheard this conversation and went over and asked him about sales tax. He correctly remembered that the prices don't reflect the total cost and he had to add a few cents for sales tax. So he correctly purchased the amount of candy without going over $0.50.

Katie says, “It also provided me an opportunity to brag about his skills to his mom!” Thank you Katie for bringing that real world experience to a 3rd grader!

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