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November 15, 2011

PICPA Conference at Temple University



 By Preston Johns, Class of 2013

My fellow classmates and I were privileged to attend a trip to Temple University for a conference sponsored by the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Accountants.  We  had a chance to learn about the different fields of accounting. This trip was not meant to be fun. It was meant for us to learn from people in the accounting world, and learning is what we did.

The many speakers informed us on the  demands of their jobs and the requirements needed to be an accountant. They gave us the chance to meet professional accountants and accounting students and they also provided a great lunch.

The accountants and students who spoke held my attention the entire time. I learned a lot from them. I am thankful for the time they took to speak with us on a personal level. I would like to thank Temple for hosting and The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants for sponsoring this event, and Mrs. Kirby for arranging the trip for us.

June 16, 2011

HRTT year in review

By Mary Falkenstein

I would like to summarize our year in hospitality as being rewarding, challenging, and gratifying.  The year was full of interesting trips, guest speakers, and events.  Our students rose to the challenge of the business plan first by completing a classroom business plan, then by having judges come in and judge the plans, then by having three of our students attend the city-wide competition at Temple Fox School of Business competition.  We are pleased to announce the Vichtor Vasishevchor came in as one of the top five students city-wide to be selected for the final round of events on June 7.  It is amazing how the students have supported each other in class and outside of school.  We had 40 students travel to Temple to support our competitors.  On June 7 we will find out if Victor placed in the last round.  Also, we had a team of five young ladies create a giant hotel called:  Blu Bay Hotel in Jamaica.  The girls presented an amazing business plan presentation at the University of Delaware and came in second place.  Kudos to:  Lindsey Tepel, Jasmine Webster, Tiana Fluck, Lindsey Porter, and Amanda Santa for their creative business plan which was filled with finance information and advertising that any advertisement company would be happy to have on board.  Ernst and Young could use these students for the We accounting department.  Andrey Mozel was the first place winner for the FBLA Hospitality competition.
Trips were a big part of our curriculum.  We took two trips to New York City; the first was for the National NFTE Competition in Times Square followed by an afternoon in Little Italy.  The second New York Trip was a NFTE shopping trip sponsored by NFTE and the students were able to invest $50 in start-up capital for their business venture.  The afternoon we spent several hours at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and a bus tour of Manhattan.
The Academy kept us on our toes by going to the Convention Center, the airport, Bellevue Hotel, Museums and many other important events.  We did many projects such as:  Career Project which included:  cover letter, applications, resume, follow up letter, thank you letter and the classroom interviews which all students enjoyed doing.  We also did:  Trip of a Lifetime, Hotel Research Project, and used the MLA Format to prepare for our senior projects.  Let’s not forget all the work in our workbooks and textbooks and the HRTT Videos.  Therefore, all I can say it was a good year with lots of interesting students, events, and daily activities.

April 25, 2011

Opportunity Fair coming soon

Greater Philadelphia’s business community has the opportunity to capture the energy of our region’s talented, recent college graduates and to recruit them into our workforce and economy.
Campus Philly is producing the its third annual Opportunity Fair, with initial support from the City of Philadelphia, Temple University and it’s other partner colleges and universities. This live, in-person, fair will connect recent graduates to jobs, professional contacts, volunteer and graduate/professional school opportunities.  For further information, check out this link:  OpportunityFair2011_Factsheet

June 7, 2010

The Eagle Eye staff honored at the National Constitution Center

By Larry Liu, Class of 2010

On May 25, the students who contribute to this online publication,  The Eagle Eye, attended the Prime Movers’ Closing Ceremony with Mrs. Kirby and professional journalist, Shannon McDonald, at the National Constitution Center in Center City.

The Eagle Eye staff at the National Constitution Center

Prime Movers is a collaborative pilot program founded by the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs and supported by Temple University’s Department of Journalism. Prime Movers’ purpose is to send professional journalists and university interns to mentor high school students from Washington D.C. and Philadelphia in creating their own print and broadcast programs.  Much of the equipment used by the school journalists, such as printers and computers, is provided by Prime Movers and the School District of Philadelphia.

Prime Movers’ director Dorothy Gilliam says,   “The Prime Movers Media Program combines mentors – professional journalists – with young minds, the resources of a great university, and the support of major news outlets to create a winning combination. We believe that Prime Movers can ensure that media organizations of the future are infused with the energy and the talent of a diverse body of young professionals that will play a vital role in our democracy.”

Speakers at the ceremony included Ms. Gilliam;  Joyce Evans, anchor and reporter of WTXF Fox 29; Dr. Lee Nunery, Chief of the Office of Institutional Advancement & Strategic Partnerships of the School District of Philadelphia; Steve Klugewicz, Director of Education of the National Constitution Center; and Andrew Mendelson, Chair of the Department of Journalism in the School of Communcations & Theater of Temple University.

The keynote speaker was Sarah Glover, Staff Photographer of Philadelphia Daily News.  Glover shared her early personal experiences with photojournalism that led her to view it as a career. She advised the high school students in the audience and aspiring journalists to network, work very hard, and defy the obstacles that come with a career in journalism. Glover concluded by showing a slideshow of her photos of President Obama’s campaign.

Four students also gave short reflections on their personal experience with journalism, including  Timothy Penglase, staff writer and photographer of our own online newspaper, The Eagle Eye.  Timothy gave thanks to the Prime Movers program.  “We have come a long way from last year. Last year we were printed on paper but now we have moved to the next generation. The Prime Movers program has influenced me in a way I could never have imagined. This program has influenced me to go for greater heights. This program has shown me that even one as young as I can make a difference through my words.”   Click on this link to watch Tim’s speech.

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May 24, 2010


a.     Grades 9-12:  ACE (Advanced College Experience) at Community College of Philadelphia.  Dates: July 12-August 10, 2010.  Six different choices.  To apply, go to and download an application.

b.    Drexel University Summer Institutes including Law, Business, Engineering, Media and Arts, College of Medicine, Information Technology.  For more information, go to

c.     Temple Ambler:   See flyers in room 106 for

                                          i.    SAT Review Workshop

                                        ii.    College Prep Workshop

                                       iii.    Summer Camps for Teens

d.    University of Maryland Young Scholars Program – July 11-30 – For complete information, go to

e.     Juniors – Fox School of Business Temple University – Juniors are invited to apply for a program on Risk Management or Corporate sustainability.  Deadline to apply is June 9.  Applications are available from your counselor.