Our Junior Achievement Rising Star this week is heading into second grade at Palm Beach Gardens Elementary School.
Omari Higgins' positive attitude and driving spirit are two of the reasons his teacher Corrine Pike cites for nominating him. She says he already has leadership skills attained partly through a class this past school year with Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast.
High school students came into his classroom and taught some lessons Omari will never forget. His mother, Lateer Adderly tells us, for one thing, he learned the difference between Wants and Needs.
"His turtle is a 'want', not a 'need' to survive. Also, he learned that you've got to work to live."
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: Lateer Adderly/Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & the Treasure Coast