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Newsletter for April 22nd, 2016

Joe Fatheree

Joe Fatheree, teacher at Effingham High School, Top 10 Finalist Global Teacher Prize 2016, NEA National Award for Teaching Excellence 2009, and Illinois Teacher of the Year 2007 met with Jasper CEO students on Monday morning at Effingham High School. Joe offered students great insight on intrapreneurs and entrepreneurs and prompted several thought provoking questions for students to consider on their drive home dealing with success, transforming their environment if they serve as intrapreneurs, and embracing failure.


Pat Mammoser - Country Financial

Integrity, character, and trust. Three characteristics all sales people should possess. This was the overarching message about sales from our guest speaker today, Pat Mammoser with Country Financial. In his 29th year with the company Pat shared his secrets to success with Jasper CEO including networking, collaborating, and finding accountability partners with positive people. He encouraged students to not put a ceiling on what they want to do. He ended out time together with fantastic how to’s on initiating and closing a sale.


Paige Hart - DanceHall Studio

From the high school drama stage, to the collegiate stage at Millikin, and finally to the music capital of the world, Nashville, Page Hart shared her life journey with us Thursday and how her path led her to opening the DanceHall Studio in Newton. Page offered us the courage through her life story to pursue our dreams, find our passion, and never look back. Her other recommendation was to continue to reinvent yourself!


It's almost here!!!! The annual Jasper County Trade Show is Wednesday, May 4th from 5-7 p.m. at the Newton KC Hall, sponsored by Peoples State Bank. We invite ALL of our community to stop in a don't forget to bring your checkbook! Our students will have lots of product to sell and you will also have the opportunity to sign up for youth fitness sessions, basketball lessons, and a leadership workshop! See you there!

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