The Challenge Program kicks off at Ferry school

Photo provided THE CHALLENGE Program kicked off recently at Martins Ferry High School. Standing, from left, are Jim Mamone (principal), Darlene Kolanski (Hull & Associates), Cameron Tickerhoof (STEM), Jason Husvar (Attendance), Amanda Jacob (Academic Excellence), Jamie Fogle (Community Service), McKayla Martin (Academic Improvement), Suzette Law (Hess Corporation) and Alvin Kapil (Hess Corporation)

MARTINS FERRY — To kick-off the 2017-18 program year, students from Martins Ferry High School were recently introduced to The Challenge Program, Inc. during an orientation assembly at their school. The assembly theme was Classroom Feud: Workplace Edition.

This fun game show spin-off reveals to students the right answers to the important questions 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 partners for Martins Ferry High School during the 2017-18 school year are Hess Corporation and Hull & Associates.

At the end of the assembly, five juniors and five seniors from Martins Ferry High School received awards for the work they accomplished last year during the 2016-17 school year in the five above-mentioned categories, sponsored by Hess Corporation and Hull & Associates.

The Challenge Program, Inc.’s mission is to build sustainable Business/Education partnerships while introducing students to careers in their communities. This partnership contributes to workforce and economic development by motivating students to develop the solid work habits required to succeed in school and in their future careers.