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Area students attend business simulation

| Monday, May 14, 2012, 8:11 a.m.

More than 1,200 high school juniors and seniors attended the 23rd annual Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week, a business simulation at Lycoming College in Williamsport.

The students divided into imaginary companies, which they named FAXination for fax machine manufacturers and Atomic Sheep for a lawn mower company. They then determined selling prices, marketing costs, production budgets and marketing strategies.

Local participants included:


  • Kerri Thomas from Derry Area High School;

  • Greg Allison, Charles Berret, Kristin Blackburn, James Busch, Katie Campbell, Jena Clair, Michelle Coder, Alison Davis, Taneh Delorenzo, Nikki Derro, Laura Greene, Tabitha L. Holnaider, Laura Kennedy, Katie Kimmel, Tim Leonard, Emily E. Leone, Perry Longacre, Timothy McMichael, Laura Meyer, Michelle Newcomer, Christina Quicquaro, Ashley Riebel and Laura Zorch from Greater Latrobe Senior High School;

  • Molly Acita, Amanda Baldauf, Elise Brady, Marissa Capuzzi, Jenna L. Colbaugh, Katherine Housel, Jen Jankovik, Brittany Ladd, Katie Shevchik, Leigh Ann Shollenberger, Matthew Steiner, Alyssa Tomsey, Danielle Trovato and Allison Zappone from Greensburg Central Catholic High School;

  • Scott Betza, Quindelyn Cook, Dan Hacha, Robert Hebrank, Alana Manzini, Brian Okonak, Neely Pessin, Kellie Sackett-Houser, Aubrie Sell, Joseph Trapasso, Sarah Ziegenfus and Ryan Edward Zyvith from Greensburg Salem High School;

  • Heidi Baughman, Jutaporn Buranathanit, Stephen Fox, Natalia Gapinski, Gabrielle Hensley, Monica Patel and Arti Patel from Hempfield Area Senior High School;

  • Daniel Robitaille from Ligonier Valley High School; and

  • Kristen Frye and Melissa Younkin from Southmoreland High School.


  • Devon Austin, Aiysha Muhammad and Natasha Swaney from Albert Gallatin Area High School;

  • Adrienne Golembiewski, Jennifer Jones, Gina Pelehac and Jeff Pelehac from Brownsville Area High School;

  • Amy Maloy, Heather Coffman, Brandi Cook, Kristina Grenaldo and Ian Hardie from Connellsville Area High School;

  • Shannon Barker, Joshua Bertovich, Gina Bryant and Caitlin Crews from Geibel Catholic High School in Connellsville;

  • Beth Belch, Jennifer Braum, Deaneas Morris, Mary Packrone, Jimmy Rogers, Jack Rose, Mary Beth Tajc, Sarah Turner, Robert Urban, Leigh Ann Walters, Cindy Wang, Steve Weiss and Kirby Wetzel from Laurel Highlands High School;

  • Antonio DiNunno, Matthew Dowling, Julie Karolewics and Jacqui Taylor from Uniontown Area High School.


  • Amanda Capitosti, Janine Ciranni, Allison Jackson and Tina Sykes from Homer-Center Junior-Senior High School;

  • Amanda Heath and Jessica Wilson from Indiana Area High School.

    Local businesses and organizations that funded the students' involvement included Comcast Cablevision, Commercial National Bank, Kennametal Inc./Kennametal Foundation, the Kiwanis Club of Ligonier Valley, the McFeely-Rogers Foundation, the Philip M. McKenna Foundation Inc., Timken Latrobe Steel Company, Eberly Foundation, First Commonwealth Bank, Gorell Enterprises Inc., Midwest Generation and Royal Oil and Gas Corp.

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