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Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida recognizes 2015-2016 volunteers and teachers

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Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida recognized its 2015-2016 volunteers and teachers during a Volunteer and Teacher Appreciation Event held on Thursday, May 19 at the Six Bends Harley-Davidson. The following individuals and businesses were recognized for their specific involvement: Rookie of the Year – Lee County: Nancy Korista; Rookie of the Year – Collier County: Preeth Chandran; Volunteer of the Year – Lee County: Joanne Show; Volunteer of the Year – Collier County: Kathleen Holloway; Teacher of the Year – Lee County: Amy Rothenberg; Teacher of the Year – Collier County: Stephanie Irish; Outstanding Business Partners of the Year – Lee County: Gold, Valley National Bank; Silver, Regions – Lee County; Bronze, SunTrust; and Champion of the year, Fort Myers Miracle; Outstanding Business Partners of the Year – Collier County: Gold, Regions – Collier County; Silver, BB&T; and Bronze, IBERIABANK; Gratitude Award: Jaime Trotter; Lifetime Achievement Award: Christina Harris Schwinn; and Heart of JA Award: Jennifer Patterson.

“We are honored to bring our volunteers and teachers together and thank them for their commitment to our students and Southwest Florida community,” said Angela Fisher, president and CEO of Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida. “Volunteers and teachers partnering with Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida impact thousands of students each year by sharing real-life experiences with classes throughout Lee and Collier counties. We are grateful to receive the gift of their time and talent as they prepare our future business leaders for success.”

For more information about volunteering with Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida, please contact Lysa Kennedy at LKennedy@jaswfl.org or call 239-225-2590.

About Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida (JA):

Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA of Southwest Florida programs are delivered to students in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches more than 4.6 million students per year in 113 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.6 million students served by operations in 118 other countries worldwide. Junior Achievement USA is a member of JA Worldwide. Visit www.JA.org for more information. For more information about JA of Southwest Florida visit www.JASWFL.org, call 239-225-2590 or info@jaswfl.org.

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