The Washington Times-Herald


September 7, 2013

Junior Achievement honors volunteers

EVANSVILLE — Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana has enjoyed a successful 2012-2013 year thanks in part to their dedicated volunteers who give of their time and talents to benefit local youth. Junior Achievement celebrated their five 2012 – 2013 Volunteers of the Year recently at their Annual Board Dinner. Those volunteers celebrated were:

Richard Willoughby has been working with Junior Achievement for over a year to help with a database conversion with Junior Achievement USA. He has worked with thousands of records from home on weekends and holidays. The conversion was a significant undertaking and we couldn’t have achieved it successfully without Richard.

Over the years, hundreds of students’ lives have been changed because of Lois Hill. She leads Old National Bank’s team in Ft. Branch that delivers Junior Achievement programs in six classrooms each school year in Gibson County. This past year, she joined our Gibson Advisory Board, secured an additional donation from her company for Gibson programs, and shared the JA Personal Finance program with educators for future expansion of this program at Gibson Southern High School. Lois goes above and beyond in her passion and advocacy for students and Junior Achievement!

Kim Schoelkopf of Knox County has volunteered in the classroom every semester for the past 10 years without hesitation. She has a natural knack for keeping the students engaged with her sense of humor and realistic view of life in general. She is an active member of our Knox County Advisory Board and has been since its inception. Her energy and passion for Junior Achievement is inspiring. Schoelkopf is an advertising representative for the Times Herald and Boomer Magazine.

Joel Smith and Becky Boberg have made a tremendous impact on the lives of young people in Knox County. When they first became involved in Junior Achievement, there were 10 classes per school year, and in the 2012-2013 school year, Junior Achievement has grown to 42 classes serving over 850 students! Through their leadership, we now have Junior Achievement classes in every school system in Knox County. Joel is a natural at relating with students while volunteering in the classroom. He is involved in recruiting volunteers, coordinating the classroom/volunteers, hosts numerous appreciation luncheons for teachers, potential volunteers and volunteers, solicits donations and is directly responsible for the continued development of the Junior Achievement program in Knox County. Becky has great passion and dedication for the students of Knox County. She is very assertive in getting the word out regarding Junior Achievement by meeting with principals and teachers. Becky helped create and expand the Advisory Board in Knox County and eventually accepted the role as chair. Becky is passionate about bringing Junior Achievement to Knox County and she can always be counted to on to do whatever it takes to accomplish that.

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