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High school organization awarded grant to launch engraving business

Jan 10, 2013 - The Associated Press

PINE BLUFFS -- Some students at Pine Bluffs Junior-Senior High are getting a hands-on lesson in business.

Students in the school's chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America, or FBLA, recently received a $20,000 grant from the Daniels Fund to start their own engraving business, said adviser Mary Jacobsen.

The grant supplied money for startup costs like the engraving machine and some of the materials needed, she said.

"We're always looking for ways to teach business skills in the classroom and outside of the classroom," she said. "We saw this grant as an opportunity to bring a viable business into the classroom."

The group started looking into the grant process last spring, Jacobsen said.

The Daniels Fund offers grants for several different kinds of educational projects.

One area of focus is financial literacy for students, said vice president of communications Peter Droege.

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