Seniors from Cascade High School attended the 18th annual Real Life Academy at Western Dubuque High School, Jan 17. This single-day event held by the Dyersville Area Chamber of Commerce takes high school seniors through a simulation of sustaining themselves financially in their 20s.

Before the event, students had the opportunity to fill out what they wanted to do as a career and whether they had a cat or a dog. The Chamber then gave them marital status, credit score and the number of children to present a whole life scenario without them planning the full experience.