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SIFE Earns Awards at Regional Competition

SIFE team members, from left%3A (front row) Heather A. Umpstead, Williamsport%3B Alexander Kantor, Harrisburg%3B Jonathan R. Kress, Lewistown%3B and SIFE adviser Dennis R. Williams%3B (back row) Anthony Eisenhour, Middletown%3B Danielle L. Stotler, Watsontown%3B Mallory N. Cheeks, Whitehall%3B Thomas C. Tigue, Hawley%3B Ashley E. Belles, Nescopeck%3B Robert E. Dimmick, Danville%3B Members of Penn College’s Students in Free Enterprise team attended a regional competition in Philadelphia on April 12, orally presenting their annual report to a panel of corporate executives.

The annual report consisted of a variety of projects the team completed for the 2004-05 school year: Battle of the Bands ’05, development of a business in Sunbury, teaching financial matters through board games, and the organization’s fund-raisers.

The team placed second runner-up and was a finalist in the entrepreneurship individual-topic competition inits assigned league. The judges were from companies including Wells Fargo, Campbell’s Soup and Radio Shack.

In addition to the competition, the SIFE members attended a job fair at which Walgreen’s, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Best Buy, Aflac, 3M and many other companies were recruiting.

Members of the SIFE team for the 2004-05 school year were Heather A. Umpstead, Williamsport; Alexander Kantor, Harrisburg; Jonathan R. Kress, Lewistown; Anthony Eisenhour, Middletown; Danielle L. Stotler, Watsontown; Mallory N. Cheeks, Whitehall; Thomas C. Tigue, Hawley; Ashley E. Belles, Nescopeck; Robert E. Dimmick, Danville; Alicia M. Picard, Williamsport; and Steven W. Pfirman, Williamsport. They were accompanied to the competition by SIFE adviser Dennis R. Williams.

The SIFE team has been an active organization at Penn College for five years and is open to all majors. If interested in joining SIFE, please contact the organization through its Web site .

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