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Christopher Desmond, a member of the Sarah Heinz House Keystone Club, won a $2,000 scholarship from Charles Schwab for completing a financial education program.
The program teaches teenagers how to handle money. Desmond said one of the things he learned was to only use credit cards for emergency purchases — not for things like clothes or “want” items.
“It felt great because I applied for at least 50 scholarships,” he said.
Although Desmond is interested in engineering, not finance, Chiocca said the job shadow was a good way for the teen to spend time in a work environment, and to see what exactly Charles Schwab does.
“Any way we can help the community with things like this, we will,” he said.
Later he became a member of the Keystone Club, a community service division of the Boys and Girls Club for members who exhibit leadership skills, good behavior and come to the Sarah Heinz House at least twice a week.
Desmond graduated from Avonworth High School and lives in Kilbuck Township.