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Mr. Tim Breza and students in his Business and Personal Finance class at UC featured in CNBC story about cryptocurrency

By Jim Lambert
Mr. Tim Breza and the students in his Business and Personal Finance class at Union Catholic were featured in a story on February 21st by CNBC about cryptocurrency, bitcoin, and blockchaining.
Union Catholic is one of very high schools teaching its students about cryptocurrency, which is a digital asset designed to work as a medium of exchange that uses cryptography to secure its transactions, to control the creation of additional units, and to verify the transfer of assets.
The story by CNBC, which can be found here, contains a video that shows interview clips with Mr. Breza, and three of his students, junior Max Berg, and seniors Ivana Wijedasa and Thomas Monahan.
“I’ve very excited that the students and Union Catholic are on CNBC and that the UC administration supported teaching this to our students,’’ said Mr. Breza. “Not too many schools are even thinking about teaching about cryptocurrency. We’re not teaching it in the sense that you have to invest it, we are just giving the facts of it. Blockchaining is the key to all of this. That’s the revolutionary piece to it.’’

Mr. Breza said this is the latest example of how UC Principal Sister Percylee Hart, RSM, is willing to try new things to help give students as many opportunities as possible to learn.

“This shows how Sister Percylee is not afraid to trying new things and not afraid of the future,’’ said Mr. Breza.
Mr. Breza’s students are very excited that they have the opportunity to learn about cryptocurrency.  
“UC is always on the edge of new technology with our tablets and other things, so this is just that next step of teaching what the future of investments are going to be,’’ said Berg. “It’s been a hobby of mine for years now, and it’s cool to see how big it has gotten and that the school is open to teaching about is great.’’

“The teachers and administrators at Union Catholic always find ways to give us an edge and help us learn,’’ said Monahan. “They teach us valuable things about life things that will help us in the future.

“It’s really great that our school is being recognized for teaching and learning about cryptocurrency,’’ said Wijedasa. “Mr. Breza puts things into simpler terms so we can all understand it and relate to it. It’s really great that we have this opportunity to learn about this. My friends that go to other schools don’t know anything about it. Technology is always expanding, so it’s good that we are getting to learn about it now.’’
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