By Harrison Abernathy, Editor/Manager
On a sunny and chilly Tuesday morning four classes, Mrs. Stahl’s, Mr. Ambrose’s, Mrs. Johnson’s and Mrs. Roe’s took two crammed busses to Young Ameritowne. The busses left shortly after 8:05 a.m. for Denver. Friends and classmates talked, chatted, and even sang to keep them selves entertained
during the long two-hour trip to Ameritowne.
For about a month, each class had learned how to make checks and deposits. And learned about the government. And just the week before, every kid got a job. During that time, Ameritowne was talked about every free second. When everyone got to Young Ameritowne they did not know what to expect. But when everyone got to the simulated town, everyone got even more excited.
It was exactly like a real town. We kids were put in the same job that grownups do almost every day! We got a paycheck, two breaks, cash, debit cards, and checks. With the money you could buy food, newspapers, beverages, toys, and even magic ink! All the kids did their job whether it was making a newspaper, doing signs, or even making sure you were healthy. The town hall police were very busy arresting people who were breaking Town Judge Garrett Hall’s laws. People who were supposedly caught running were fined two dollars and were not happy, including myself, but hey, it’s the law! Mayor Samantha did a great job making sure the town ran smoothly. Every business, big and small, I think did a great job!
During your break one of the main attractions was the snack shop managed by Nate Kissam. Eager students bought chocolate chip cookies and soft drinks there. All the businesses were helped by a parent a volunteer. So, thank you to them. If you wanted an education, then people went to the college run by my friend, Christian Tull.
And after a long and productive day at Young Ameritowne, I’m pretty sure all the businesses made a profit! So it was a great learning experience and a great way to spend a Tuesday. Also thank you to the teachers and volunteers for making the trip possible. And that concludes our trip to Young Ameritowne!
Photo by Amy Stahl
Fifth grader Raina Richards, who worked for the Ameritowne television station, sets up her camera as she prepares for the daily broadcast.
Photo by Amy Stahl
Judge Garrett Hall swears in Ameritowne Mayor Samantha Grabowski.