Student Essays Showcase Career Dreams

Whitko School Board Recognizes JA Essay Winner!


Congratulations Alayna Kreps from Whitko Jr/Sr High School for your award winning essay about wanting to become a Marine Biologist. Alayna says, “Some of the things that interest me in this career are the curiosity of the creatures and the unknown that is waiting to be discovered.”

Junior High students participating in Junior Achievement’s Economics for Success ® program have the opportunity to write about their future career dreams through an essay contest can earn them $100 award. The essay contest was created in partnership between Junior Achievement and the Olin B & Desta Schwab Foundation.

Photo: Traci Krieder (JA Volunteer), Sheila Gillett (Whitko JSHS Educator) , Alayna Kreps and Baily Beiswanger (Junior Achievement Board Member, employed at Micropulse Inc.)

Photo: Traci Krieder (JA Volunteer), Sheila Gillett (Whitko JSHS Educator) , Alayna Kreps and Baily Beiswanger (Junior Achievement Board Member, employed at Micropulse Inc.)

This project encourages students to research and thoroughly understand the career paths that interest them.

Left to right - Fred Kreps (Father), Alayna Kreps, Amy Hook (Mother) and John Hook (Step Father) pose for a photo after Alayna was recognized by JA at the Whitko School Board meeting.