February 13, 2012 by Renee Reed
WEST FORK – Fifteen Junior and Senior students from West Fork High School have received the honor of being members of the Junior Bank Board. They applied to join and then had to be nominated by their teachers in order to become members. Every third Wednesday, the group meet to learn how to take care of personal finances and get some practical financial information. The students are guided in the academic arena by school sponsors Ashley Fulmer and Josh Cook. The members include Skylan Branson, President; Ashley Good, Vice President; Amy Snowden, Secretary/Treasurer; Han- nah Bowerman, Ruthy Peoples, Morgan Hawthorn, Riley Franklin, Jassa Ferrell, Dylan Harrison, Josh Ferrell, Karli Helder, Lauren Lichty, Caitlynn Moses, Faith Castleberry and Paula Ortiz. “It is a fun way to enlighten us, high school students, in the realm of finance and banking,” Hannah Bowerman said. “It is a good experience to have that knowl- edge for my future. JBB is worthwhile.” Economics is a required course for all high school students entering as fresh- men for the 2011-2012 school year. For those students already in the upper-level classes, the board offers a way to pursue their interests in finance and make business connections within the …Read More...
November 20, 2011 by Renee Reed
By Renee Reed WEST FORK — At one time, it would have been easy to find a group of women around a quilting frame, bent over and focused on tiny stitches as they worked away making beautiful quilts. They would be discussing families, politics and the moments of their days as they created a lasting work of art and comfort for loved ones.Read More...