A new and unique way to learn for the Guntersville Wildcats

Northeast Alabama
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GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) -- Guntersville High School students are getting a chance to participate in a unique program this year. It's a tool that will be run by students, for students, and it teaches life skills.

"The Wildcat branch of Citizens Bank & Trust is part of a learning experience for our business and marketing students," explains principal Roseanne Mabrey.

The branch is undergoing its final touches, and it's set right in the hall at the high school. "It's going to be run by students," Mabrey says, "They're going to be enrolled in a class called banking and financial services and then the students have actually been hired to be the tellers in the bank."

The students won't have access to personal information, and they had to go through an extensive interview and training process to participate.

The students will be monitored by school staff and a representative from Citizens Bank & Trust.

"We at Citizens feel that it's very important to pour back into our community and one way that we do that is through education and what better way to do that than here at Guntersville High School," says Citizens Bank & Trust representative Annie Furrer.

The entire student body will be able to use the branch, so it's a way to teach real life necessities in an environment where they can learn.

The branch is only open for students, so the public does not have access to it.

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