This year, 1,924 high school students gave up a week of their summer vacation to attend the Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week 2019. Each student attends the program on a full scholarship donated by local businesses and organizations in the community. Each summer, PFEW brings students from across Pennsylvania to Lycoming College and Pennsylvania College of Technology, both in Williamsport, to participate in one of five week-long sessions.
Local students attending from Coudersport Area Junior-Senior High School included senior Isaac Burr.
Local students attending from Tioga County included:
- Cowanesque Valley Junior Senior High School — senior Joe Easton, senior Darrius Johnson, senior Caden Sawyer, senior Shae Schoonover, senior Megan Shutes, senior Stevia Swimley.
- North Penn-Liberty High School — senior Meghan Collister, senior Alexis Crowe, senior Jenna Harris, senior KT Nealen.
- North Penn-Mansfield High School, senior Katie Augustine, senior Grace Farrer, senior Tiffany Frost, senior Aubrey Griess, senior Faith Harold, junior Eion Hicks-Lee, senior Alexandra Jenkins, senior Emma McMillan, senior Madison Milheim, senior Joshua Nobles, junior Patelin Nowak, senior Emily Rossell, senior Justin Sherman, senior Alex Stein, senior Jade Stubblefield, senior Alan Weed, senior Breanna Wilson, senior Benjamin Wolf.
- Wellsboro Area High School — senior Alexis Banik, senior Jena Boyce, senior Kiyah Boyce, senior Kathryn Burnett, senior Kerrah Clymer, senior Anthony Dunkel, senior Chelsie English, senior Aidan Fletcher, junior Rileigh Gerges, senior Aislinn Hoose, senior Evan Hoover, senior Karsen Kennedy, senior Vivian Kinter, senior Alaina Kirk, senior Kyle Manogue, senior Bailey Monks, senior Sarah Mosher, senior Abigail Myers, senior Caleb Nuss, senior Connor Owlett, senior William Poirier, senior Eric Rosario, junior Kathleen Rosario, senior Emily Sergejenko, senior Zachary Singer, junior Jenna Smith, senior Daniel Swanson, senior Kloe Thomas, senior Alyssa Wagaman.
PFEW is designed to teach students to understand and celebrate business and the American free enterprise system. When a student arrives at PFEW, he or she is put into an imaginary company with approximately 16-18 other students. These companies will spend their week as part of a new management team where they operate the company for a period of 12 quarters, making the same decisions real management teams make daily.
Several competitions take place during the week including a college level business simulation, a stockholders’ presentation, an advertising presentation. In addition to these competitions, there are speakers. The week culminates in a formal banquet and an informal dance.