Our Junior Achievement "Rising Star of the Week" is a recent graduate from Palm Beach Gardens High School. Francesca Raffel is getting a head start on her college career at Florida State University. She is beginning in late June.
Francesca's business teacher, Karen Kummerlen, nominated her after instructing "Frankie" during much of her four years of high school, praising her "positive attitude" and "great smile".
Among other things, our "Rising Star" spent some time this past school year with pre-K students from Palm Beach Gardens Elementary, through a program sponsored by Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast.
Francesca says they "taught them about currency, like coins" and "helped them learn their value."
We're putting the call out to parents and teachers to nominate a student to be a Junior Achievement "Rising Star". Each week, we'll feature a student on-air and online.
This is open to all kids, from Kindergarten to 12th grade, who have taken or are currently taking a JA class
You can nominate through JA's website, Click Here, or call 561-242-9468.
We also want to put the call out to business professionals in the area who have as few as five to ten hours total to volunteer in the classrooms.
Newsradio 1290 WJNO and Wild 95.5 appreciate your help on this project with JA of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast and hopefully it gives you a good feeling that you're helping a young up and coming business owner or entrepreneur.
Photo Courtesy of: Francesca Raffel/Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & the Treasure Coast