Sarah Ford | June 10, 2015

Former JA Scholarship Recipient Says “Thank You”

Each year, Junior Achievement of Abilene is thrilled to offer multiple scholarships to area high school graduates who had received Junior Achievement programming during their high school career. In 2010, Junior Achievement of Abilene was excited to offer ACU-bound Abilene High School graduate Travis Kern with a $6,000 scholarship paid over four years. Five years later, Travis is motivated to say “thank you” in a public way.

Now, an Abilene High School teacher (Integrated Physics & Chemistry) and coach (football & basketball), Coach Kern credits JA for helping him achieve an important goal: “Junior Achievement promotes financial responsibility and one of my goals was to graduate from college with little to no debt. With the help of my JA scholarship I was able to meet this goal. Junior Achievement is dedicated to helping students continue their education by providing these scholarships. Thank you!” 

Often times, students wonder how what they are learning will affect them outside the classroom. Coach Kern remembers his JA volunteers to be professional, knowledgeable, and encouraging! Moreover, he remembers the JA volunteers for being relevant and “bringing ‘real life’ into the classroom.” 

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