By: Brandon Chick, Contributing Writer
Centralia High School (CHS) hosted a REALL Simulation for CHS freshmen on March 17, 2022.
The REALL seminar is a hands-on experience that challenges students to think about their lives through proactive and reactive life situations. This event was organized so students can understand and realize they are making choices now that could affect their lives later.
This event was initiated by Mrs. Jill Angell. She said that, “this was done so that the freshmen could make the connection between finishing high school and getting a better job.” Angell’s hope was that the students would make the connection between education, working and quality of life.
During the simulation students were given a positive scenario where ‘life’ runs smoothly, such as having a degree and a good job. The second part of the simulation focuses on a negative scenario such as being released from prison or being fired from a job.
Freshman Noah Beasley said, “I think they should host the event again because I think it will help us later on in life.”
Angell was inspired to host the event after her mother told her about the idea. She noticed other schools had successfully hosted the event as well. Volunteers from the community were there to portray banks, real estate agents, law enforcement, child care, employment services and grocery stores. It took numerous individuals to make the event a success.