HAGERSTOWN -- Even at 10 years old, it's not too soon to think about college, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot told fourth-graders on Monday.
Franchot urged students in a Pangborn Elementary School class to ask their parents to start saving money for their higher education.
Franchot was joined by Joan Marshall, executive director of College Savings Plans of Maryland, an independent state agency.
Later, he toured the new school, two years after seeing cramped conditions at the previous Pangborn Elementary building, which since has been torn down.
Franchot praised the construction of the new school for being on time and within its budget.
Jamie Hade's fourth-grade class sat quietly and listened to Franchot's presentation. When he asked the children what their favorite pro football team is, they perked up and called out a range of answers.