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Lanier re-opens student-run credit union

Lanier re-opens student-run credit union

Banking and Finance students from Lanier High School will be putting their finance skills to use at the school’s first student-run credit union.

San Antonio Independent School District officials and distinguished community leaders were on hand for the school’s grand re-opening of the Alamo Federal Credit Union this week. First opened in 2008, the facility gives students an opportunity to learn basic banking and finance skills while interning.

Previously overseen by a representative of AFCU, now 18 Lanier High School students will work in teams to fully operate the branch office for the semester, said district officials. These students, who were former AFCU interns, learned how to open accounts, process financial transactions, balance cash drawers and provide customer service.

The students were assigned to two teams of nine students and each team will work a nine-week period. The teams will compete for a $1,500 scholarship based on performance measures to include marketing/new accounts, accuracy, attendance and participation in volunteer work.

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