Time of reward for Jr. Achievers


STELLARTON — Junior Achievers basked in the glory of business success as they ended their company project and earned more than $2,600.

The young people combined to achieve $2,660 in sales, well beyond the $1,240 break-even point. The result was second place among the estimated 20 or more similar operations around the province.

It also meant company president Karmen MacLean, vice-president Avery Glenn and company colleagues Shyleigh Bowman, Maddie Cameron, Lauren Conrad, Kelsey Cameron and Ryan Leslie received certificates for the work.

MacLean is in Grade 12 at North Nova Education Centre and has completed her three years in Junior Achievement.

“It’s pretty amazing,” she said. “Each year has offered a different experience, and in the third year everything came together.”

Her mother, Shannon MacLean, was among the company’s mentors and presented the certificates.

“The personal growth I’ve seen in each of you is truly remarkable,” she said.

Dream Candy offered a place for the company to work on its project that featured making jewelry that was sold to accumulate the company’s earnings. The items sold for $20 and $4 was reserved from the sale of each to donate to Dream Candy. The company presented Deelle Hines from Dream Candy with a cheque for $607.82.

Members of the latest Junior Achievement program that wound up its company project donated 20 per cent of their earnings to the local Dream Candy agency in Stellarton. Front row, from left, are: vice-president Avery Glenn, Deelle Hines from Dream Candy and president Karmen MacLean. Back row: Shyleigh Bowman, Maddie Cameron, Lauren Conrad, Kelsey Cameron and Ryan Leslie.

(Goodwin photo)