The Challenge Program, Inc. Kicks Off at Williamsburg High School
Pictured here are the 2015/2016 Underclassmen Award Winners.
Back left to Right: Business Partner- Brendan Moran (Beard Legal Group)
,Trevor Butler (Attendance), Patrick McCauley (STEM), Noah Detwiler (Academic Improvement), and Business Partner- Brian Irwin (Irwin Financial)
. Front L to R: Josh Allison (Attendance & Community Service), Cassandra Michelone (Community Service), Aspen Smith (STEM), Cassidy Bowmaster (Academic Excellence), Michaela Wilt (Academic Improvement), Olivia England (Academic Excellence).
-- To kick-off the 2016/2017 Program year, students from Williamsburg High School
were recently introduced to The Challenge Program, Inc. during an orientation assembly at their school. The assembly theme was an Olympic trial that demonstrated the interview screening process to help students Qualify for Success.
During the assembly, students in the sophomore, junior, and senior classes were introduced to local career opportunities from The Hite Company, Irwin Financial, Inc., and Beard Legal Group, P.C.
Throughout the year, they will be eligible to compete for financial awards in five areas linked with academic and workplace success: Attendance, Academic Improvement, Academic Excellence, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) and Community Service. The school's business partners for the 2016-2017 school year are The Hite Company, Irwin Financial, Inc., and Beard Legal Group, P.C.
The Challenge Program, Inc.'s mission is to build sustainable Business/Education partnerships while introducing students to careers in their communities. This partnership contributes to workforce and economic development by motivating students to develop the solid work habits required to succeed in school and in their future careers.
Andrews and Beard Contributes to new
vehicle for Johnstown K-9 Unit
Managing Partner David Andrews presented
a check for $3,000 to the Johnstown
K-9 Unit in November. "These
gentlemen risk their lives every
day to protect the citizens of Johnstown,"
says Andrews. "They're here to protect
and serve and they do a super job."
Altoona Area High School Mock Trial Team Places
First at Yale Tournament!
The Altoona Area High School Mock Trial Team took first place at the Yale University National Tournament in October. The team is coached by Andrews and Beard Managing Partner David Andrews and Altoona Area High School teacher Jim Lowe. In addition, team member Juan Gil received two Best Attorney awards, Michael Scott received one Best Attorney award and Michaela Detwiler received a Best Witness award. Congratulations to the AAHS Mock trial team for their success.