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Alumni Spotlight: Vince Gastgeb

Alumni Spotlight: Vince Gastgeb  When were you first introduced to Junior Achievement programs? At Bethel Park High School as a senior. What was your most memorable JA project or class? The JA class meet once a week and my group produced hangars. I remember working together as a team to develop a strategy and execute that strategy. How did JA impact your life in...
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The Benefits of Financial Education Aren’t Just for Those about to Graduate

The Benefits of Financial Education Aren’t Just for Those about to Graduate Financial experts agree that there are benefits to incorporating personal finance lessons in the classroom. Many argue that financial education should become a part of the core curriculum. These experts say that no matter how early one is learning personal finance there is “immediate applicability.” Jun Wei...
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Our Region’s Economy: We Need More People (Who Are Already Here)

Our region has a reputation for being resource-rich:  birthplace of the oil industry, source of the coal that energized an electricity-driven industrial economy, natural gas that fueled warm homes and meals, and water – plenty to drink, and to keep commerce flowing.  The economic engine that was built on those readily available natural assets also led to a reputation for...
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This is JA Alumni Spotlight: Brian Sweeney

This is JA Alumni Spotlight: Brian Sweeney   When were you first introduced to Junior Achievement programs? In 1988 at St. Wendelin’s school   What was your most memorable JA project or class?   I remember Dennis giving us checkbooks in which we had to make regular entries and balance the account. We were assigned occupations, earned salaries,...
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JA Through the Time Capsule: Bookends

JA Through the Time Capsule: Bookends JA Alum, Gary Weslager, has provided stories about his experience in JA and how JA has shaped him. As a sophomore at Carrick High School, my world was changing… new people, new experiences and just a gigantic unknown as to the future.  I had applied for and was accepted into Junior Achievement.  I had always been interested in how...
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