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Jessica Bernat - Thomas A. McConomy Scholarship Winner

Jessica Bernat is a 2019 graduate of Villa Maria Academy and now a JA alumna. Ms. Bernat was chosen as the recipient for the Thomas A. McConomy Scholarship for her completion of a JA course and for her success in the program. She will attend Gannon University this fall and will major in Biomedical Engineering with a pre-medical track attached.  To learn more about this star student,...
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Middle Schoolers Milestones for Success

From the 6 th  grade to 8 th  grade, students are doing more than just preparing for high school; they are in the awkward stage of responsibility.  Between the ages of 11-13, these students don’t have anything immediate on their radar making saving and budgeting even more challenging. This just means it’s the perfect time for parents and educators to motivate them to think...
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How Volunteering Does a “Student Body” Good

Recently the Junior Achievement (JA) Erie District Board, along with staff from several Huntington Bank branches across Pennsylvania and Ohio volunteered at Jo Anna Connell Elementary on E. 38th Street.  Over 30 professionals filtered into the classroom on May 17 to teach Kindergarten through fifth grade students concepts on entrepreneurship, financial literacy and workforce...
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Young Entrepreneurs up for a Challenge

Nearly 100, 4th-6th-grade students from McMurray Elementary in Peters Township School District activated their entrepreneurial spirits for the McMurray Arts Festival and Young Entrepreneurs Fair.  The Young Entrepreneurs Fair is part of a partnership where the students receive a crash course in business ownership, through the JA More than Money program which is taught by local...
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Michael McGarry of PPG to be Honored at Laurel Valley Golf Outing

The PPG  three rivers Corporate Players Championship will be held May 22 and 23 at the exclusive Laurel Valley Golf Club. Each year the event pays tribute to an individual whose personal accomplishments and leadership have made a positive impact on the social, economic and cultural development of our region.  This year, Michael McGarry, Chairman and CEO of PPG will receive the...
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