Queens Junior Achievers give back to their school

Brittany W.
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After a successful year, Junior Achievers from LRHS have decided to spread their profits amongst themselves and with their school.

This year 18 Junior Achievement students created birch bark tea light holders and mason jar candles.  They made a profit of $1,000. 

The students decided to give $300 of their $1,000 in profits back to LRHS through the wood lab.  The students used the wood lab, particularly the drill presses quite often and wanted to show their appreciation for that. 

“If (they) donate it to the wood lab, then it will help all students who go through the wood lab,” says David White, a teacher at LRHS and the teacher advisor for Junior Achievement this year.

On March 31 a group of Junior Achievers surprised Harry Phinney, the technology teacher, with an oversized cheque for the wood lab.  The money will be used for new tools in the lab.

The Junior Achievers are then allowed to split their profits as a real business might, however, this group has decided to make the most of their money by spending it together.

“They’ve decided to do some group activities, so they’re going to go bowling and swimming and have a pizza party,” says White.  

Organizations: Junior Achievement, David White

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  • Robert
    April 10, 2014 - 22:02

    George Younker. It really can't be that hard to check the spelling of the students names.

  • Helen Whynacht
    April 04, 2014 - 13:02

    Well done ,Folks!! Paying it forward!