PFEW Alumni News
  September 2012
In This Issue
PFEW 2012 Winners
Top Schools in 2012
Featured Alumni
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And the
Winners of
PFEW 2012 are...
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above to see each week's winners & view the banquet video.
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Top Schools of PFEW 2012 Grads
1. Pope John Paul II HS
2.  Spring-Ford SHS

3. Owen J Roberts HS

4. Methacton HS
5. Knoch HS
     Villa Joseph Marie HS 
      Muhlenberg HS
6.  Conwell-Egan
      Catholic HS
      Octorara Area HS
7. Pennsbury HS
      Crestwood HS
8.  Grove City Area HS
      Laurel Highlands SHS
9.  Peters Township HS
10. Somerset Area SHS
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Dear Karen,

Welcome to the PFEW Alumni News. As a recent graduate of PFEW, you are pleased to have you join our "Alumni family".  We are excited to be able to provide our Alumni with this forum to stay in touch with both the Foundation and also your fellow PFEW Alumni. 
The PFEW website is a great medium for staying in touch and also getting your articles and information to the PFEW staff, so that we can share them with everyone. 
If you haven't yet, please visit the Alumni Portal to register. We hope you will keep your profile updated and enjoy the communications we will be sending to you every few months. By registering, you will continue to receive the Alumni News several times a year.
We know that without our Alumni, PFEW would not be possible so this is our thank you to you and we look forward to talking with you via the PFEW Alumni News.  
Alumni Testimonials
Here are some of the things that recent graduates have posted on our Facebook wall. We love hearing from all of our Alumni!

"I really enjoyed myself here at PFEW and had an amazing experience. I think that everything was enjoyable including a little experience on the college life. EVERYONE SHOULD DO THIS!!! SPONSORS!!! KEEP SPONSORING!!! I hope that everyone has this wonderful experience. E-1 ROCK ON!!! GET YOUR SWAG ON!!! SWAGBAGS!"

- Kody Russell, Corry Area MS/HS


I wanted to say thank you for this past week, but I realized that no words can amount to how much I mean it. PFEW has been the greatest experience of my life (so far :)) and I have created special bonds (especially with B2!!) that I will certainly never forget. Through this program, I not only learned about the business world but also some very very valuable life lessons. Thanks so so much!"

-Alex Schmied, West Chester East HS


"I loved going to PFEW this past week and had alot of fun. I will admit even though I was rooming with my friend, I was scared to come because I didnt know what it was going to be like. But by the end of the week, I had an amazing time and loved every second i was there!"

-Stephanie Helsel, Mifflin County HS


"PFEW was definitely one of the best experiences in my life! I met sooo many cool kids in Week III! It felt like I was there for weeks, but in reality it was only 6 days of my life. I already miss everyone that attended Week III! :("

-Connor Reigh, Pennsbury HS

We Want To Hear From You!
There is nothing we love more at PFEW than
to hear from our Alumni! Kid at Computer
We are currently looking for testimonials from any PFEW Graduate. These testimonials will be featured in one of our many PFEW newsletters or e-letters. If you are interested, please send a brief write up and photo of yourself to
We would also love to see your own pictures from PFEW. Feel free to send us your photos which could also be featured in an upcoming newsletter or e-letter.  Pictures can be sent to the email address listed above.
We Need Your Help!
PFEW logo - smallWe are always looking for new contacts at each of the high schools throughout Pennsylvania. If you know of a teacher, counselor, administrator or club advisor who might be interested in PFEW... we'd love to send them our promo materials! Feel free to pass along the info of our schools assistant Amber. She can be reached via email at or by phone at (814) 833-9576 ext. 6.  Have your school representative contact her to receive more info.
And of course, don't forget to tell all of your friends who are sophomores or juniors about the program! We find our graduate's first hand experience to be one of the best promotional tools when recruiting other students to become a part of the PFEW family.
  • 289 schools were represented from 56 counties in Pennsylvania
  • 2,632 applications were received for PFEW 2012, the second highest in PFEW history!
  • 1,656 students graduated from the program.
  • 941 females & 915males graduated
  • 689 juniors & 967 sophomores graduated
  • 31 different high schools had 15 or more PFEW graduates this past summer.
  • 16 of the 95 Company Advisors were PFEW Alumni

Fun Facts About PFEW 2012