The economics of eating
Chase secondary students Gage Chernuff (left), Owen Michele, Jonas Rivas, Che Bruderer and Dannon Fowler were given a lesson about supply and demand as their appetites for pizza were finally satiated after noshing on pizza.
The teens were among more than 500 students from secondary schools in the Kamloops-Thompson and Merritt school districts taking part in Junior Achievement of B.C. Economics For Success program on Friday, Feb. 22, at Thompson Rivers University.
The event, supported by 40 volunteers from the local business community, sees students in grades 9 and 10 participate in the one-day program designed to encourage students to consider the advantages of staying in school until they acquire the knowledge, attitudes and skills to undertake the longer-term goal of a successful career.
Keynote speaker Jo Berry, organizer of Kamloops’ annual Boogie the Bridge event, addressed the students before they headed back to their schools.
Learning materials for the program are donated at no cost to the students, thanks to the support of the Rotary Club of Kamloops Daybreak. Further donations from a variety of community organizations provided a pizza lunch for students.