Two Delone Catholic High School seniors were granted full scholarships to attend Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week.
Rob McGough, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chuck and Michelle McGough of Hanover, and Andrew Hernandez, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernie and DeSales Hernandez of Hanover, were granted scholarships to attend Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week 2016 on the campus of Lycoming College located in Williamsport, PA.
Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week is a weeklong economic education program that offers students an inside look at the private enterprise system and the free market functions. McGough and Hernandez attended Week One of the five, one-week sessions offered this summer on the campus of Lycoming College.
During the week, student “companies” simulate the actual operation of their own businesses for the equivalent of three years. Business volunteers serve as “Company Advisors” who mentor students as they face many of the same decisions real executives confront. The companies compete against each other in the areas of management skill, return of net assets, a marketing and advertising campaign, and a presentation to stockholders. Company Advisors do not make decisions for their team, but suggest available options and share their own experiences and challenges. Scholarship winners learn the value of teamwork, cooperation, and leadership.
Hernandez served as the Communications Director of his company, Sneak Peak Sneakers, which was awarded the Executive Fitness Award at the end of the week. McGough served as Communications Director and Project Manager for his company, EvoluShoe Sneakers. Their product was a shoe with a sole that could be replaced for different sports. EvoluShoe Sneakers was awarded Top Company Winner and had some of the highest quarterly scores in the history of PFEW due to success in all areas of business.
Dozens of world-class speakers present seminars covering topics like relationships of business with labor, government, and consumers. The students also hear talks about business ethics, management and leadership skills, the economic system future, the global marketplace, money and banking, business operations, careers in business, marketable skills, and much more.
Entirely funded, taught, and staffed by the Pennsylvania business community, PFEW is supported by seven manufacturer’s associations, more than 100 chambers of commerce, and more than 800 companies. Now in its thirty seventh year of operation, PFEW’s governing body is the Foundation for Free Enterprise Education, a 501©(3) non-profit organization. For more information, please contact the Foundation at (814)833-9576 or visit.pfew.org.