Obviously Programming Director Steve Hinz and all of his teammates on the FIRST #7198 Fearsome Gears Robotics Team of Twin Lakes High School share a passion for robotics, but they also have something else in common - the desire to make the world a better place.
“I would say that our team is built on the love of robotics and engineering along with the overall idea that through that we can help make the world a better place,” said Hinz.
Since the pandemic started, the team has faithfully met via online meetings to keep in touch with one another. During one of these meetings, Hinz suggested that
Every year, the Junior Achievement of Pulaski County and the Junior Achievement of White County host their Annual Campaign with additional events in order to pay for their in-class programming for students that year. Last year the Junior Achievement of Pulaski County raised enough funds through their Annual Campaign to pay for $20,593 worth of programming in the area.
For the 2019 - 2020 school year the Junior Achievement of Pulaski County were on track to spend about the same amount of money on programming, $20,720, while White County estimated theirs to cost $18,875. The two significant fundraisers that have always helped offset these costs in the past were Pulaski County’s annual golf outing and White County’s annual Achieve-A-Bowl event, which would always bring in about $5,000 to $6,000.
However, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Junior Achievement Northern Indiana regional office along with
Jordan Day has been with the United Way since May 2020, and is currently working as a Social Media Consultant for WCUW.