Ferry students win cash awards

Martins Ferry High School students earned cash awards from The Challenge Program, Inc. (TCP) during an awards assembly last week.

Each student received a $200 check. The senior winners of the 2014 graduating class of Martins Ferry High School are Kaylynn Kelly, Attendance Award; Breanne Long; Academic Improvement Award; Morgan Stalder, Academic Excellence Award; Robert Vargo, STEM Award; and Lindsey Wayne, Community Service Award. These awards were made possible through the sponsorship of Hess Corporation.

The Challenge Program, Inc. contributes to regional economic development by partnering with local businesses. This partnership creates the good habits students will need beyond the classroom, providing business with tangible results for their investments. Within each participating high school, students compete for financial awards in the following categories: Academic Excellence, Academic Improvement, Attendance, STEM and Community Service.

The Challenge Program, Inc. has 122 participating schools throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio and West Virginia and connects high school students with local career opportunities for their future. Since 2003, through the generous support of businesses, foundations and individuals, The Challenge Program, Inc. has been introduced to more than 465,000 students and has awarded more than $2.3 million.

For more information on participating in or becoming a business sponsor for The Challenge Program, Inc., please call 814-533-7401 ext. 100 for more information and visit our website at www.tcpinc.org. You can also follow us on Twitter/@TCPinc1 and Facebook/TheChallengeProgram.

Congratulations to the 2014 TCP senior winners and to the entire graduating class of Martins Ferry High School!

The Challenge Program, Inc. was developed by Dan Perkins, President and CEO of MTS Technologies and is designed to provide students with incentives for success.