PBHS students will attend summit

Two Philip Barbour High School students will attend the West Virginia High School Entrepreneurship Summit at the Horseshoe Leadership Center June 9-15, thanks to the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce, a sponsor of the annual camping experience.

Soon-to-become sophomores Chelsea Weese and Julie Francis received full camping scholarships from Chamber President Brenda Hunt, director of Heart and Hand Ministries.

A resident of Junior, Weese is the daughter of Michelle Cutright and Rusty Weese. She is a member of Future Business Leaders of America Club and one of the organizers of the New Tech fundraiser. She has received a Glenville Hidden Promise Scholarship and is a member of Haven of Hope Church.

Francis is a member of Future Business Leaders of America and a New Tech fundraiser. She is the daughter of Lisa and Jeff Francis of Belington, where she is a member of Cornerstone Church.

“The week-long camping experience teacher hands-on team building, service, communication, living with others and entrepreneurship,” Hunt said. “College-age camp counselors and experienced business leaders teach the principles of private enterprise, the basics of starting a business and the personal qualities for success.

“Students learn by creating their own business from the ground up. All high school students who want to learn, participate and build their own futures are eligible to attend.”