Woonsocket High http://woonsockethigh.org/ Fri, 20 May 2022 22:02:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://woonsockethigh.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/woonsocket-high-icon-150x150.png Woonsocket High http://woonsockethigh.org/ 32 32 Virginia food banks seek help amid high inflation supply chain issues / Public News Service https://woonsockethigh.org/virginia-food-banks-seek-help-amid-high-inflation-supply-chain-issues-public-news-service/ Fri, 20 May 2022 22:02:41 +0000 https://woonsockethigh.org/virginia-food-banks-seek-help-amid-high-inflation-supply-chain-issues-public-news-service/

Virginia food banks are facing a perfect storm of problems. High inflation of daily consumer goods is driving up the cost of food for low-income families, while food banks struggle to overcome supply chain issues to keep their shelves well stocked.

Eddie Oliver, executive director of the Virginia Federation of Food Banks, which oversees seven regional food banks across the state, said that since many pandemic stimulus benefits have expired, the financial reserves built up by low-income families income began to decline.

“As families are squeezed, they are increasingly turning to food banks for help,” Oliver said. “Meanwhile, our operational expenses are increasing. So it’s difficult on many fronts.”

Oliver noted that the best way to support a local food bank is through financial support, which will help them cope with soaring grocery prices. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), food prices are expected to increase between 5% and 6% in 2022.

According to Feeding America, nearly a quarter of a million children in Virginia are food insecure, and nearly half of households receiving SNAP benefits have children.

In addition to supply chain issues and inflation, Oliver pointed out that the end of the school semester will also be an aggravating factor in the coming weeks.

“Access to school meals is coming to an end here as schools are about to close for the summer,” observed Oliver. “Meanwhile, we are seeing the highest inflation we have seen in decades, which of course disproportionately impacts low-income families.”

The USDA has extended free school meals to children throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, but the program will end at the end of this school year. The Virginia Poverty Law Center reported that before COVID, more than 460,000 Virginia students received free and discounted school meals daily.

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Malden Teen Gets A Full Ride To Framingham State https://woonsockethigh.org/malden-teen-gets-a-full-ride-to-framingham-state/ Fri, 20 May 2022 14:35:47 +0000 https://woonsockethigh.org/malden-teen-gets-a-full-ride-to-framingham-state/

MALDEN, MA — When an admissions counselor at Framingham State called Wendy Pierre from Malden to tell her he didn’t have to worry about paying for college or housing for the next four years, he said. was shocked.

“It’s a huge opportunity,” Pierre told Patch in an interview Thursday afternoon. “My family is really excited for me. They keep congratulating me and telling me what a huge accomplishment this is.”

Pierre said he felt behind when he started his senior year last fall at Malden High School. Despite the multiple college courses he had taken since his sophomore year and the fact that he had already completed most of the credits required to graduate from high school, he did not feel like he had made enough progress on the academic front. .

He scheduled his senior year classes sparsely enough to spend hours a day at the College and Career Center, where his counselors helped him understand everything he needed for his college applications — especially the most important tests.

“It was a lot of tweaking, going around to all my different teachers getting feedback,” Pierre told Patch. He knew he should pass his dissertation as an aspiring English student.

The prestigious Mancuso Scholarship at Framingham State University is the result of a generous financial commitment of $2.5 million from English professor Halcyon Mancuso in 2018. The scholarship covers tuition, fees, housing, and meals for its recipients for four years. Only two are awarded each year.

Mancuso designed the scholarship to emphasize career preparation. To maintain his scholarship, Pierre will need to participate in at least two internships before graduating and maintain his GPA equal to or greater than 3.0, among other requirements.

Scholarship applicants must choose to major in English or some humanities/social and behavioral sciences at FSU or they will not be considered. Fortunately, Pierre knew he wanted to study English from the start.

“My most widespread connections have always been with my English teachers,” Pierre told Patch.

It is because of these professors that he is also considering a minor in secondary education. He has always found joy in reading and writing, and he said he would like to be a teacher to “share that joy with others”.

Pierre will start at Framingham State this fall.

DMMA College of Southern Philippines inaugurates new dormitory for scholars https://woonsockethigh.org/dmma-college-of-southern-philippines-inaugurates-new-dormitory-for-scholars/ Fri, 20 May 2022 06:32:35 +0000 https://woonsockethigh.org/dmma-college-of-southern-philippines-inaugurates-new-dormitory-for-scholars/

AS IT caters to a growing number of students, Davao Merchant Marine Academy (DMMA) College of Southern Philippines (DMMACSP), formerly known as Davao Merchant Marine Academy, has opened an additional dormitory to accommodate scholars from its Norwegian Shipowners Association. (NSA) Philippine Cadet Program.

“The administration has decided to invest in a new dormitory, as part of its commitment to continually make improvements and provide better accommodations for future great sailors of the world.” Gloria Uriarte, college president of DMMACSP, said.

Uriarte said the two-story dormitory is a milestone for the institution as this project took considerable time from planning to approval.

The new building, according to Uriarte, will replace the original NSA cadet dormitory, which is relatively old and was built in 2006 to house the first cohort of NSA cadets. The new dormitory is well designed and modern.

It is expected that the establishment of the dormitory will be done by August this year.


Students at DMMACSP, which is affiliated with the NSA’s Maritimes Institution of Higher Education (MHEI), have access to the NSA’s Philippine Cadet Program.

“We have had this partnership since 2006, and we love to grow and work closely with you and we are very happy to have your cooperation,” said Captain Knut Bentzrod, Deputy Director of Norwegian Training Center-Manila.

To date, approximately 772 scholarship recipients have benefited from this program.

Qualified scholars enjoy free tuition and miscellaneous fees, free books, and free meals and accommodation. Fellows also receive educational materials, free training, and free uniforms.

Bentzrod said only two schools have benefited from this program in the Philippines. The NSA scholarship program is exclusive to DMMACSP in Mindanao.

DMMACSP joined the NSA’s Philippine Cadet Program in 2006, offering only the Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation program to deserving and qualified students, but a year later they added the Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering.

Filipino citizens and high school graduates or graduate students are qualified for the scholarship.

DMMACSP is now accepting online entrance exam applications for the 2022-2023 academic year. The online exam, which will only last 40 minutes, will end on August 15, 2022.

Quality facilities

THE DMMACSP, founded in October 1993, provides quality maritime education to students in Mindanao and across the country. Its quality education is supported by its world-class facilities – the five-story Castañeda building, two three-story maritime buildings for the shipping and marine engineering departments which house training laboratory spaces, a two-story bridge and an engine simulator building fitted with the latest modern equipment and training workstations, IMO-standard swimming pool built with a replica of the seamanship deck and a two-storey Culinary Arts Center building.

The school has also achieved world-class status through its accreditation by the following international accreditation bodies for maritime institutions: Det Norske Veritas (DNV); Assessment by the Norwegian Maritime Directorate and Philippine Maritime Education and Training Foundation (PMF), the Philippine counterpart to the UK-based International Maritime Training Trust (IMTT).

DMMACSP is the only maritime institution in the Davao region to be on the Higher Education Commission’s whitelist of schools that have “completely met the STCW ’95 requirements for submission to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) “, as the Higher Education Commission states. Education Memorandum Order No. 34.

DMMACSP students have the opportunity to grow in the industry thanks to the school’s quality programs and world-class facilities. (PR)

Banco de Chile (NYSE:BCH) Receives Consensus “Buy” Rating from Analysts https://woonsockethigh.org/banco-de-chile-nysebch-receives-consensus-buy-rating-from-analysts/ Thu, 19 May 2022 12:35:43 +0000 https://woonsockethigh.org/banco-de-chile-nysebch-receives-consensus-buy-rating-from-analysts/

Banco de Chile Stock (NYSE: BCH – Get a rating) received a consensus “Buy” recommendation from the six analysts who currently cover the company, MarketBeat reports. Two analysts rated the stock with a hold recommendation and four gave the company a buy recommendation. The 12-month average price target among brokers who have rated the stock over the past year is $23.67.

Several equity analysts have recently released reports on BCH shares. Scotiabank upgraded Banco de Chile’s shares from an “sector performance” rating to an “outperform” rating in a Wednesday, April 13 research note. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Banco de Chile shares from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a target price of $23.00 on the stock in a Tuesday, April 12 research report. JPMorgan Chase & Co. downgraded shares of Banco de Chile from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a target price of $23.00 for the stock. in a research report on Thursday, February 17. StockNews.com supposed coverage of Banco de Chile shares in a Thursday, March 31 research report. They issued a “hold” rating on the stock. Finally, Credit Suisse Group upgraded Banco de Chile shares from a “neutral” rating to an “outperforming” rating and raised its share price target from $18.00 to $25.00 in a research report from Wednesday, March 2.

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BCH stock opened at $19.61 on Thursday. Banco de Chile has a 52-week low of $15.60 and a 52-week high of $22.74. The company has a market capitalization of $9.90 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.60, a growth price-to-earnings ratio of 0.89 and a beta of 0.31. The company’s 50-day moving average is $20.90 and its two-hundred-day moving average is $19.64. The company has a current ratio of 1.53, a quick ratio of 1.53 and a debt ratio of 3.12.

Bank of Chile (NYSE: BCH – Get a rating) last reported quarterly earnings data on Friday, April 29. The bank reported earnings per share (EPS) of $0.69 for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.60 by $0.09. The company posted revenue of $560.31 million for the quarter, compared to $742.05 million expected by analysts. Banco de Chile had a net margin of 24.90% and a return on equity of 15.65%. On average, equity research analysts expect Banco de Chile to post earnings per share of 2.14 for the current year.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently been buying and selling shares of the company. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in Banco de Chile shares by 1.3% in the first quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 597,813 shares of the bank worth $12,795,000 after purchasing an additional 7,462 shares in the last quarter. Itau Unibanco Holding SA bought a new position in Banco de Chile during the fourth quarter at a value of $7,571,000. Banco BTG Pactual SA acquired a new stake in Banco de Chile in the 1st quarter for a value of $3,268,000. Millennium Management LLC increased its stake in Banco de Chile by 21.8% in the third quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 109,020 shares of the bank valued at $2,016,000 after purchasing an additional 19,507 shares during the period. Finally, State Street Corp increased its stake in Banco de Chile by 0.9% in the 4th quarter. State Street Corp now owns 84,611 shares of the bank valued at $1,329,000 after purchasing an additional 761 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 0.89% of the company’s shares.

Banco de Chile Company Profile (Get a rating)

Banco de Chile, together with its subsidiaries, provides banking and financial products and services to customers in Chile. It operates through Retail, Wholesale and Treasury segments. The Company offers deposit products, such as checking accounts, current accounts, deposits and current accounts, savings accounts and term deposits; commercial, mortgage, consumer, working capital, syndicated and installment loans; and credit cards.

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]]> As graduation nears, high school students from local nonprofits have their pick of the best colleges and universities https://woonsockethigh.org/as-graduation-nears-high-school-students-from-local-nonprofits-have-their-pick-of-the-best-colleges-and-universities/ Wed, 18 May 2022 18:35:50 +0000 https://woonsockethigh.org/as-graduation-nears-high-school-students-from-local-nonprofits-have-their-pick-of-the-best-colleges-and-universities/

May 18, 2022

Wilmington, Del. — The Class of 2022 seniors have had to adjust to a high school experience fraught with pandemic-related restrictions and missed opportunities.

Yet at TeenSHARP College Signing Day on Thursday, May 19 at 6 p.m., nearly 80 high school students in the program are ready to announce the prestigious higher education options their diligence has afforded them.

College Signing Day is an annual event that brings together TeenSHARP students, their parents, and community members in a virtual setting to celebrate the accomplishments of students who have traditionally been underrepresented at the most selective colleges.

This includes students like MOT Charter High School senior Seun Ogundimu, who has been accepted to 7 of 8 Ivy League schools, including Yale, Harvard, Brown, Columbia, University of Pennsylvania, Cornell, and Dartmouth.

Hanifah Ouro-Sama, a senior at Dover High School, will also announce which college she chose from a list including Harvard and Yale.

At a time when concerns about rising student debt are raging, TeenSHARP seniors such as Damilola Oguntuyo (William Penn High School) and Kaseem Simmons (Middletown High School) will share the full ride offers they’ve received colleges they have selected.

TeenSHARP co-founder and CEO Atnre Alleyne recognizes how special and meaningful the moment will be on Thursday.
He shared, “Our TeenSHARP community has persisted through tremendous challenges over the past few years and we have remained focused on our lofty goals. Each of our seniors has a great story to tell and we are ready for all the tears, joy and cheers on College Signing Day 2022.”

The options open to these students are not unusual for TeenSHARP scholars. Each year, TeenSHARP provides college readiness services to hundreds of black, Latino, and low-income students in the Delaware Valley region.

These services include one-on-one college counseling and application support, college awareness boot camps for students and parents, intensive Saturday sessions where students complete rigorous college-level courses, and a leadership training. The work is demanding, but the students are ready.

As TeenSHARP honors the hard work and achievements of its senior class on May 19 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on College Dedication Day, the program also invites students of color and low-income students from Grades 9-11 applying to join their program.

Community members can RSVP to attend the College Dedication Day [teensharp.us3.list-manage.com].
Students in grades 9-11 can apply for TeenSHARP [teensharp.us3.list-manage.com].

About TeenSHARP: TeenSHARP is a non-profit organization based in Wilmington, Del. which prepares black, Latino, and low-income students to attend and thrive in America’s top colleges. Founded in 2009 by Atnre Alleyne and Tatiana Poladko, TeenSHARP has become one of the leading providers of innovative college access and leadership development in Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Year after year, 100% of TeenSHARP Scholars successfully pursue a 4-year college education, with 95% gaining admission to the most selective colleges and the majority graduating with college debt of $15,000 or less. TeenSHARP’s mission is in service of a bold vision that one day the diversity of our country’s best jobs and most influential leadership positions will reflect the country’s rich diversity.

UTSA professor awarded $150,000 from the Air Force for semiconductor research | UTSA today | UTSA https://woonsockethigh.org/utsa-professor-awarded-150000-from-the-air-force-for-semiconductor-research-utsa-today-utsa/ Wed, 18 May 2022 09:39:40 +0000 https://woonsockethigh.org/utsa-professor-awarded-150000-from-the-air-force-for-semiconductor-research-utsa-today-utsa/

UTSA’s mission

The University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicated to advancing knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement, and public service. As an institution of access and excellence, UTSA embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center of intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property – for Texas , the nation and the world.

UTSA’s vision

To be a leading public research university, providing access to educational excellence and preparing citizen leaders for the global environment.

UTSA Core Values

We foster an environment of dialogue and discovery, where integrity, excellence, inclusion, respect, collaboration and innovation are encouraged.

UTSA Destinations

UTSA is a proud Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designated by the U.S. Department of Education.

Our Commitment to Inclusivity

The University of Texas at San Antonio, a Hispanic-serving institution in a global city that has been a crossroads of people and cultures for centuries, values ​​diversity and inclusion in all aspects of college life. As an institution expressly founded to advance the education of Mexican Americans and other underserved communities, our university is committed to ending generations of discrimination and inequality. UTSA, a leading public research university, fosters academic excellence through a community of dialogue, discovery, and innovation that embraces the uniqueness of each voice.

Free DC Children from Public Schools, by Terence P. Jeffrey https://woonsockethigh.org/free-dc-children-from-public-schools-by-terence-p-jeffrey/ Wed, 18 May 2022 01:48:27 +0000 https://woonsockethigh.org/free-dc-children-from-public-schools-by-terence-p-jeffrey/

In the 2018-2019 school year, public schools in Washington, DC, beat public schools in every state in the union in at least one measurable category: they spent the most money per student.

That year, according to Table 236.75 released by the National Center for Education Statistics, public elementary and secondary schools in the nation’s capital spent a total of $29,925 per student.

None of the 50 states came close.

New York came in second in the 2018-19 school year with $26,799 in spending per student, or $3,126 behind the District of Columbia.

Connecticut placed third ($22,831); New Jersey placed fourth ($22,814); and Vermont placed fifth ($21,982).

This month, NCES released a new report on public elementary and secondary school revenues and expenses for the 2019-20 school year. This report, however, did not specifically present total spending per student for public schools in each of the states and the District of Columbia.

But it lists the “state, local, and federal revenue per student” used in each of the states and the District of Columbia. In this category, public schools in the nation’s capital again rank first with $30,082 in revenue per student. New York again placed second with $29,422 per student.

The national average was $15,711.

This new report also noted that in the District of Columbia in the 2019-2020 school year, total “expenditure on public elementary and secondary education” was $2,862,000,000. These expenditures included what the report called “current expenditures for public primary/secondary education” as well as expenditures on construction, land and existing structures, equipment, interest on debt and other programs. .

Public schools in the District of Columbia, according to the report, had 89,878 students in the 2019-20 school year. Thus, their total expenditure of $2,862,000,000 amounted to $31,843 per student.

Out-of-state tuition at the University of Maryland, which is just outside the District of Columbia, is $36,683. The out-of-state tuition and fees at the University of Nebraska is $27,002.

So a year at the University of Nebraska (not including room and board) would cost an international student less than a year at a DC public school would cost taxpayers.

Are these public schools worth it? Not according to National Assessment of Academic Progress tests.

In 2019, eighth graders in DC public schools scored an average of 250 out of 500 on the NAEP reading test. That was lower than the average score for eighth-graders in any of the 50 states.

Only 23% of eighth-graders in DC public schools scored at or above this reading test.

At the same time, eighth graders in DC public schools scored an average of 269 out of 500 on the NAEP math test. This tied them to eighth-graders in New Mexico and Alabama, but put them behind eighth-graders in the other 48 states.

As with reading, only 23% of eighth graders in DC public schools rated their math skills or better.

In 2004, Congress created a limited school choice program for the nation’s capital called the “District of Columbia Opportunity Scholarship Program.”

“The purpose of the program,” explains a Congressional Research Service report, “is to provide low-income parents residing in DC, particularly those whose child attends an elementary or secondary school identified as one of the lowest performing schools .as part of DC’s accountability system, with “expanded options” to enroll their child in other DC schools.

“For DC OSP purposes,” the CRS report states, “an ‘eligible student’ is a student who is a resident of DC and comes from a household receiving assistance under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program ( SNAP) or whose income does not exceed (1) 185% of the poverty level, or (2) for a household with a child participating in DC OSP in the previous year or under the DC School Choice Initiative Act while was still in effect, 300% of the poverty line.”

With these participation restrictions, there are currently only 1,852 students enrolled in private schools using scholarships from the program, according to the program’s website.

And they don’t come close to the amount DC public schools spend per student.

“The scholarship amount for the 2022-2023 school year can be as high as $10,204 for elementary and middle school and up to $15,307 for high school,” the program’s website says.

President Barack Obama, who tried to end DC’s school choice program, did not send his daughters to DC public schools. He sent them to Sidwell Friends, a private school that currently lists its pre-kindergarten through second grade tuition at $47,200.

Congress shouldn’t just preserve DC’s school choice program, it should expand it. He should enact legislation directing that each parent of a school-aged child in the nation’s capital receive a voucher equal to the total amount DC public schools spend per student. Parents should have the power to redeem this voucher at any school they choose, public or private.

Elementary and secondary education for children in Washington, DC would then become a model for the nation – rather than sitting at the bottom of the nation.

Terence P. Jeffrey is the editor of CNSnews.com. To learn more about him, visit the Creators Syndicate webpage at www.creators.com.

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Confucius Institute to Resume Online Classes from May 23 https://woonsockethigh.org/confucius-institute-to-resume-online-classes-from-may-23/ Tue, 17 May 2022 18:40:00 +0000 https://woonsockethigh.org/confucius-institute-to-resume-online-classes-from-may-23/
The Confucius Institute at the University of Karachi. —Reuters

KARACHI: The Confucius Institute at the University of Karachi announced on Tuesday that it will resume online classes from May 23 (Monday).

“This is to inform you that teaching and cultural activities will resume at the Confucius Institute, University of Karachi from May 23,” a notification from the institute reads.

The notification says classes will be held “online with the same schedule.”

He advised students to follow their class group’s notification for more information.

The statement comes after it was reported that Chinese instructors teaching at the Confucius Institute at the University of Karachi have left for their country.

Last week, the institute’s director, Dr. Nasir Uddin, said teachers from various Confucius institutes across the country, not just the University of Karachi, had been recalled by China.

The director assured that the institute would not be closed, adding that Pakistani teachers were asked to help teach Mandarin.

Dr. Nasir said that the institute is planning to hold online courses and exams, adding that currently at least 500 students are studying at the institute.

The Confucius Institute at the University of Karachi was jointly established by the University of Karachi and Sichuan Normal University in China in 2013.

The institute is a non-profit educational institution that aims to teach Mandarin, deepen international understanding of Chinese language and culture, and promote people-to-people exchanges between China and Pakistan.

However, the institute recently made headlines after four people, including three Chinese teachers, were killed while four others were injured in a suicide bombing at its premises on April 26.

According to the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD), the KU attack was a suicide attack carried out by a woman in a burqa.

The explosion occurred at 1:52 p.m. in front of the institute. The deceased Chinese nationals have been identified as Confucius Institute director Huang Guiping, Ding Mupeng, Chen Sai, and their Pakistani driver, Khalid.

An outlawed outfit had claimed responsibility for the attack. Security agencies have launched an operation to apprehend those involved in the blast, but so far no major success has been achieved.

Carvana prepares $615.5 million in ABS notes on fixed-rate installment loans to buy cars https://woonsockethigh.org/carvana-prepares-615-5-million-in-abs-notes-on-fixed-rate-installment-loans-to-buy-cars/ Tue, 17 May 2022 02:22:00 +0000 https://woonsockethigh.org/carvana-prepares-615-5-million-in-abs-notes-on-fixed-rate-installment-loans-to-buy-cars/

Online used car dealership Carvana is sponsoring a $615.5 million asset-backed securities deal, for its latest asset-backed security (ABS) this year, in a deal that will includes an initial credit enhancement of 9.5% on “AAA” rated notes.

Carvana Auto Receivables Trust 2022-P2 has an $82 million tranche that KBRA rated “K1+” with an initial credit enhancement of 9.50%; two tranches of $185.500 million rated “AAA” with an initial credit enhancement of 9.5%; a $97.550 million tranche rated “AAA” with an initial credit enhancement of 9.50%; an $18.450 million tranche rated “AA+” with an initial credit enhancement of 6.45%; a $17.550 million tranche rated “A+” with an initial credit enhancement of 3.55%; $18.450 million

tranche with a “BBB+” rating and an initial credit enhancement of 0.50%; and a tranche of $10.587 million rated “BBB-” and an initial credit enhancement of 0.30%.

Carvana’s 17th overall ABS is set to close on May 25.

CRVNA 2022-P2’s pool balance is much lower than its more recent predecessors, which issued around $1.0 billion, KBRA noted.

Founded in 2012, Carvana, an e-commerce platform, operates in 315 markets. Users can buy, finance, trade and have cars delivered through the company. The Tempe, Arizona-based company’s latest ABS is secured by $605 million in auto loans. Fixed-rate installment loans are for people with a “non-zero weighted average FICO score of 704,” the report said.

The average principal balance is $24,150 with a weighted average initial term and remaining term of 71 and 70 months, respectively, KBRA said. Net proceeds from the issuance of the tickets will be used for general operations, according to the report.

Bridgecrest Credit Company, a subsidiary of DriveTime, is the repairer; Computershare Trust Company, NA is the custodian and paying agent. BNY Mellon Trust of Delaware is the proprietary trustee and Vervent Inc. is the standby servicer.

Despite its national profile as an innovative car salesman, Carvana began generating significant volumes of loans to be on the KBRA’s radar in 2016, according to the report.

KBRA counted several aspects of Carvana’s business as negative, citing its lack of strong historical performance data as one. Additionally, the company is focused on growth, causing it to suffer operating losses — a net loss of $287 million for fiscal 2021 — and negative cash flow since inception, KBRA said.

However, not all aspects of Carvana’s business are of concern. Its integrated business model allows it to more tightly control fixed overhead compared to traditional retailers, according to the report.

Central High School teacher wins One Class At A Time grant https://woonsockethigh.org/central-high-school-teacher-wins-one-class-at-a-time-grant/ Mon, 16 May 2022 09:35:01 +0000 https://woonsockethigh.org/central-high-school-teacher-wins-one-class-at-a-time-grant/

Phoenix City, AL. (WRBL) – Selfless, kind and caring are just three ways to describe our One Class At A Time winner.

Joanna Turner, a multi-needs teacher from Central High School was not expecting such a surprise when we showed up to present her with the $900 scholarship. She became emotional but honored that her students were noticed and recognized.

Inside her classroom, you can find bright and enthusiastic students ready to learn something new. Colleagues who know Turner best describe her as someone who is willing to put all of her students’ needs first, someone who stands up for her students when they can’t stand up for themselves. Turner is also described as compassionate and kind with a gentle, loving spirit.

Like most teachers, Turner’s passion for education shows through every lesson she plans and through every interaction she has with her students. Teaching is more than just a job for her, it’s what she was called to do.

“That’s what God called me to do,” Turner said. “It’s what I’ve always wanted to do and it’s the best job in the world.”

Ms Turner plans to use the $900 grant from Pezold Family McDonald’s, Zelmo’s Zip-In and Wild Animal Safari for school supplies.

If you would like to nominate a deserving teacher, click here.