Pictured are the Treasurer of State representative Lauren Bowen, Leigh Anne Smith of American Savings Bank and honoree Arthur Lard
Arthur Lard of Portsmouth High School Honored for Efforts
PORTSMOUTH – Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel’s office visited Portsmouth High School in Portsmouth on Wednesday to recognize Arthur Lard for his efforts to promote financial literacy in the classroom. The Ohio Treasurer’s office has been partnering with schools across Ohio to provide free resources to help them comply with new financial education requirements.
As part of this effort, a regional representative from the Ohio Treasurer’s office presented a proclamation to Lard who has been working to educate his students on the importance of smart money choices.
“Whether students go to college, join the military or enter the workforce, understanding money management skills will help them build a solid foundation for the rest of their lives,” said Treasurer Mandel.
Mr. Lard is a business teacher at PHS and has been using the software provided by the Treasurer's office for the last three years. Mr. Lard also runs the school Print Shop and Spirit Store.
The students at PHS are busy with homecoming activities and events. Each day, students participated in fun activities such as mustache day, color day, superhero day, mismatched day and spirit day. On Thursday, Oct. 16th, a caravan and bonfire will be held.
Caravan: Begins at Portsmouth Elementary School. Line up along Union Street (road that runs between pipefitters and elementary) by 7:00 pm cheerleaders and football players will be first in line. Caravan will leave promptly at 7:15pm.
Bonfire: Spartan stadium at approximately 7:30pm.
most spirited vehicle contest: Two $25.00 BWW gift cards awarded for top two vehicles! Please deck out your vehicle in red, blue and Trojan spirit. Sponsored by the football mother's club. Open to everyone!
Homecoming will be held during half-time of the varsity football game on Oct. 17th.