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Business & Merchant

Local businesses contributed $54,750 to The Challenge Program, Inc. to support the program’s efforts to motivate and reward students during the 2016-2017 program year in Washington County high schools.

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Washington County Challenge Members 

Through The Challenge Program, Inc., sophomores, juniors and seniors are introduced to careers in their own communities and challenged to compete in five award categories that are directly linked with academic and workforce success: Attendance; STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math); Academic Improvement; Academic Excellence and Community Service. Additionally, businesses engaged these students in various work related activities such as facility tours, job-shadowing.

Participating Washington County businesses and their partnered schools are: Range Resources (Avella, Bentworth, Burgettstown, Chartiers-Houston High School, Western Area CTC and Fort Cherry High School); Auma Actuators (Canon-McMillan High School); Progeny Systems (Charleroi and Belle Vernon High Schools); MarkWest (Chartiers-Houston High School and Fort Cherry High School); Noble Energy (Ringgold High School); Dynamet Incorporated (Washington High School); Wesbanco (Trinity High School); Alex E. Paris Contracting (Avella High School).

For more information about business partnership opportunities in Washington County for 2017-2018, contact The Challenge Program, Inc. @814-533-7401 x100 or info@tcpinc.org.

In the photo above right:
Front row (l-r): Christina Kramer (Range Resources), Dan Perkins (The Challenge Program - Founder), Mary DeProspero-Adams (Western Area Career and Technology Center).
Back row (l-r): Tia Burns (Trinity High School), Jamie Ciesielski (AUMA Actuators Inc.), Emmeline Powers (Dynamet, Inc.), Kristy Budavich (MarkWest Energy Partners), and Maria Campieri (The Challenge Program - Program Development Manager).
Business partners not pictured: Alex E. Paris Contracting Co., Noble Energy, Progeny Systems Corporation and WesBanco. Participating schools not pictured: Avella, Bentworth, Burgettstown, Charleroi, Chartiers-Houston, Fort Cherry, Ringgold, and Washington High Schools.

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