Eighth Graders from St. Mary of the Assumption School will graduate a Personal Finance Program sponsored by the Community Bank of Santa Maria at 10:00 a.m. today (Wednesday, June 1st) at the bank’s South Broadway office, 1421 S. Broadway.

Janet Silveria, the President and CEO of Community Bank of Santa Maria taught five classes over the last two months on financial literacy.

“We’re blessed to have Janet take time out of her very busy schedule to teach at St. Mary’s School,” said Michelle Cox, St. Mary’s School principal.  “She’s an outstanding role model for our students.  Maybe we have a future bank president in the class.”

Fourteen students will receive certificates and $50.00 to open a savings account for completing the program.

“Our students don’t know yet, but they will be receiving a gift for completing the financial management program,” said Cox.  “An anonymous donor thought it would be a great way for them to apply their new personal finance information, so every student will receive $50.00 to begin saving now.”

St. Mary of the Assumption School, founded September 14, 1938, is the Santa Maria Valley’s oldest Catholic School.  Dedicated to providing a multicultural learning environment grounded in Christian values, the Western Catholic Educational Association accredited school serves about 250 students “Learning with Faith since 1938” in Preschool to eighth grade.

For additional information, contact Michelle Cox at 805-925-6713 or email principal@stmarysschoolsm.com.