Posts tagged ‘Business’

May 7, 2011

GWHS Business students win PFEW scholarships!

Congratulations to junior Eric Smith and sophomores Ramazan Bekmuratov and Preston Johns who won full scholarships to attend the 33rd annual Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week program at Lycoming College this summer.  The scholarship covers all program expenses, including room and board,  for the students to live in a college dormitory for the length of the program.  It has been many years since students from GWHS were accepted into this program which consists of  a competitive application process with more than 3000 students from across Pennsylvania.

PFEW intoduces students  to the American free enterprise system and  with the help of consultants and mentors from Pennyslvania’s business community, they will compete as “…members of management teams for “companies” that will determine selling prices, marketing costs, budgets for production, research and development, capital expenditures, inflation factors, financing, stock offerings – in short, all of the decisions that managing a business typically demands.”  (

Upon successful completion of this summer program, Eric, Ramazan and Preston will be awarded $20,000 scholarships to attend Lycoming College, if they choose to do so,  and will be eligble to serve as interns for four weeks during the 2012 summer program.  Congratulations, again, to Eric, Ramazan, and Preston for availing themselves of this wonderful opportunity.  For more information about the program, see the PFEW website at

January 18, 2011

Free income tax services for students

GWHS Accounting students will be offering electronic income tax preparation services in Room 13 during 8th period.  Bring your W-2 form and Social  Security Card to take advantage of this service.  IRS-recommended quality control procedures will be followed for all returns to ensure accuracy and privacy.

November 1, 2010

GWHS students take a trip to Temple










By Eric Smith, Class of 2012

Our Business students recently took a trip with Mrs. Kirby to Temple University for the annual conference about careers in Accounting sponsored by the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA).  We learned that the Accounting field provides opportunities to travel and get paid big bucks. There is a diverse amount of career fields for accountants: you could be a special agent for the FBI, a forensic accountant, treasurer for a corporation, or even a fraud examiner for the police department. There are many more positions as an accountant if you set your goals.

The Temple students and staff told us that many Accounting students work internships during their senior year, and they may have had to work longer hours than employees, but it was all worth it. There are many more opportunities for accountants than there were ten years ago (2000).   We also learned that Accounting is not always about math, it’s about the legal aspects of the law in financial situations.

We heard a speaker talk about her job in royalty accounting.  Royalty accounting helps recording artists manage the money earned from royalties for their recording labels.   Some of this speaker’s job responsibilities are to travel around the world with or without the recording artist to insure their money is safe and that other countries are paying the correct amount of royalties. It sounded like a fun job and if you are interested in traveling, this may be a job for you. Good grades with the determination to apply yourself to your goals will lead you to be a successful accountant.

We also heard a speaker from Temple tell us that they are looking at your high school GPA before making their acceptance decision.   One thing the colleges are starting to look at is your media profile (Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, etc). Having inappropriate pictures on a social profile can ruin your chances for jobs, internships, and other opportunities.

Many students enjoyed the trip and learned so much about accounting. The process which students go through to pursue their careers was very well explained. Starting now, future accountants need to keep your head up high, work on having excellent grades, and pursue for your career!

February 10, 2010

Winners of Regional FBLA competition announced

The results of our recent participation in the regional Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competition were just announced. From 100 students across the District, we had 15 winners. Congratulations to:

Accounting I: Andrew Cimino, 2nd place; Joanne Yuan, 3rd place

Business Calculations: Nicholas Hurtado, 3rd place

Business Math: Jessica Gorbacheva, 1st place; Stephen Dreisbach, 2nd place; Jah-nay Mathis, 3rd place

Entrepreneurship: 1st place team: Aleksandr Gladchenko, Albora Saliaj and Philisha Washington

Intro. to Business: Nicholas Abbott, 1st place

Intro. to Business Communications: Erica Johnson, 1st place

Mr. FBLA: Aleksandr Mosenz, 1st place

Word Processing I: Saad Huneidi, 1st place; Jose Feliciano, 2nd place

Please join us in wishing all of these students good luck as they advance to participate in the state level competitions in Hershey in March. Also, congratulations to Melva Torres. Although she didn’t win the opportunity to advance to the states, she placed 6th in Accounting I out of 12 participants in that event!

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