Junior Achievement (JA) of Greater Washington announced today that it will be inspiring high school students during November with the JA Launch Lesson, sponsored by Ernst & Young LLP. The initiative, designed to coincide with National Entrepreneurship Month, will put entrepreneurs into high school classrooms across America during the week to share what inspired them to start their own business and to open students’ eyes to the opportunities provided by entrepreneurship. JA of Greater Washington will be working with local entrepreneurs to impact students across the Washington DC Metro area.
Katie Reineberg was no stranger to South Lakes High School, but she marveled nonetheless at the expansiveness of the two-story brick building, with its byzantine floor plan, neat clusters of lockers and even a glass-topped hallway illuminated solely by natural lighting.
“We used to call it the prison,” the class of 2006 alumnus joked, referring to the lack of windows before the school underwent extensive renovations just after she graduated.
Yet, despite the facelift, South Lakes High School still hasn’t changed quite as much in the past decade as Reineberg herself.