Students at Apollo-Ridge High School were recently introduced to The Challenge Program Inc. during a kickoff assembly at their school. The assembly theme was Future Influencers: #WhyNotMe.
This assembly, featuring a powerful video outlining how the program works, reveals to students the positive outcomes to the important choices they make every day for career-readiness and success both in and beyond the classroom and how to earn cash incentives.
During the assembly, students in the sophomore, junior and senior classes were introduced to local career opportunities.
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, and math) and community service.
The business partner for Apollo-Ridge High School during the 2019-2020 school year is Quality Life Services, Apollo.
At the end of the assembly, five juniors and five seniors from Apollo-Ridge High School received awards for the work they accomplished last year during the 2018-19 school year in the five above-mentioned categories.
Students who received awards include, from left: Rene Tomiczek, attendance; Michelle Lukehart, school counselor; Alivia Acevedo, STEM; Emily Bonelli, academic improvement; Delaney Tevelonis, academic excellence; Kiersten Zimmerman, academic improvement; Mason Cymbor, academic excellence; Victoria Querry, attendance, STEM, community service; Jeffrey Krug, community service; and Amanda Sowa and Cathy Cochran, Quality Life Services, Apollo, business partners.