East Texas students experience the real world

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Diboll Junior High 8th graders walked through life Tuesday, learning the importance of going to college and being responsible.

Students said they found out growing up may not be so simple.

"I learned that it's not going to be easy in the real world," said 8th-grader Sade Levis.

Austin Dubose is also in 8th grade, he admitted the real world is, "...going to be a challenge, it's not just going to come to you.  You have to go out there and pursue it."

Students received a career from one station and were then required to pay for cell phone and electric bills.