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The Challenge Program, Inc. Kicks Off in Washington County To kick off the 2016-2017 program year, students from Chartiers-Houston, Ringgold, Trinity and Washington High Schools 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 from each high school in the sophomore, junior, and senior classes were introduced to local career opportunities with their corresponding business partners: MarkWest & Range Resources (Chartiers-Houston HS), Noble Energy (Ringgold HS), WesBanco (Trinity HS) and Dynamet Incorporated (Washington HS). 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. Thank you to each of the high schools and their participation and support. To read more about The Challenge Program, Inc. our participating schools and businesses please visit www.tcpinc.org. 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. Pictured are the 2015/2016 Underclassmen Award Winners from ChartiersHouston, Ringgold, Trinity and Washington High Schools. Chartiers-Valley High School. Business partners supporting CHHS are MarkWest and Range Resources.Standing (l-r): Business Partner- Rob McHale (MarkWest Energy); Tyler Evans (STEM); Donald Yanak (Attendance); John Minor (Academic Improvement); Hunter Saieva (Academic Excellence); Ryan James (Community Service); and Business Partner- Christina Colalillo (Range Resources). Sitting (l-r): Andrew Geray (Academic Improvement); Savannah Wheeler (Community Service); Ling Xue (Attendance); and Emily Lickert (STEM).
Ringgold High School. Business partner supporting RHS is Noble Energy. Standing (l-r): Business PartnerDawn Vazzana (Noble Energy); Isaac Ramsey (Academic Achievement); Mackenzie Miller (Community Service); Elizabeth Levandosky (STEM); Ashley Kotlar (Attendance); Jackson O’Conner (Academic Excellence); Nathan Leaver (Academic Improvement); and Senator Camera Bartolotta. Not Pictured: Noah Trunzo (Attendance); Taylor Pust (Community Service); Maria Lengwin (Academic Excellence); Michaela Pry (STEM).
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Washington High School. Business partner supporting WHS is Dynamet Incorporated. Back row (l-r): Business Partner- Emmeline Powers (Dynamet Incorporated); James Hanning (Attendance); Alexas Iams (STEM); Stephen Patrick (Academic Excellence); Brandon Woodring (Academic Improvement); Elizabeth Gysi (Community Service); and Business Partner- Kate McNamara (Dynamet Incorporated). Front Row (l-r): Brianne Holmes (Attendance); Ashlyn Collins (Academic Improvement); Tamairra Bunge (Community Service); Hugh Zimmerman (Academic Excellence); and Mark Frazee (STEM).
Trinity High School. Business partner supporting THS is WesBanco. Top (l-r): Sarah Maskil (Academic Improvement); Abigail Faust (Academic Excellence); Stephen Rydzak (Community Service); and Caitlin Guthrie (Attendance). Bottom (l-r): Kayrah Lapp (Academic Improvement); Alexis Chadwick (Attendance); Zachary Dinch (Academic Excellence); Carly Croft (STEM); Makenzie Diedrich (Community Service); and Business Partner- Nick Beresh (WesBanco). Not pictured: Benjamin Artuso (STEM).
Pleasant Hills Middle School Surpasses Thanksgiving Food Drive Goal
The students at Pleasant Hills Middle School (PHMS) organize a Thanksgiving Food Drive every year to benefit the West Elizabeth Food Bank. Last year, they donated almost 10,000 pounds of food to help the food bank assist local families at Thanksgiving and throughout the winter months. This year, the students surpassed their goal of over 10,000 pounds of donations! The PHMS Student Council led the way for the food drive and helped to organize two events to benefit the drive: the staff vs. student volleyball game and the annual grade-level pancake breakfasts during homeroom periods. Students were admitted to these events by bringing two cans of food to each event. The school continued to collect food until Friday, November 11 and the food was delivered to the West Elizabeth food bank on Tuesday, November 15 for their Thanksgiving distribution.