2012-05-03 / Local & State

FR Students Learn About Entrepreneurship


Pictured, top row: Zoe Cutchall, Grayson Hall, Nolan Wilt, Brenden Lupey; middle row: Robert Morgan, Kole Kendall, Caleb Voegel; bottom row: Hunter Martz and Sam Henry. Pictured, top row: Zoe Cutchall, Grayson Hall, Nolan Wilt, Brenden Lupey; middle row: Robert Morgan, Kole Kendall, Caleb Voegel; bottom row: Hunter Martz and Sam Henry. Recently, students in grades 4-6 were able to hear Bob Morgan, CEO of Morgan- Franklin, speak about starting his own business and his journey to get where he is today. The students have been and are learning about careers and entrepreneurship through their social studies and guidance classes.

Morgan spoke to the students about how finding a career they enjoy is a journey and gave them several words of advice for their future journey. He talked about the importance having good character traits, and specifically mentioned the importance of teamwork and perseverance, being trustworthy and respectful, and also not being afraid to fail. He stated all of these things are how he got where he is today and are important to him when he chooses his employees. He told the students that deciding what you want to do in life is like “riding a roller coasterwith all the ins and outs, ups and downs and curves. You need to enjoy the ride!”

When talking to the students about figuring out what they want to do when they grow up, he stressed the importance of knowing yourself and what your interests are when choosing a career. He also stressed to the students the importance of life- long learning, whether you are the owner of a business or not. “To be good at any job you need to be willing to learn. Learning is ongoing, it never stops.”

Morgan is a graduate of McConnellsburg High School in 1985 and majored in engineering at Penn State University. He had several unique opportunities to work on communications for the White House and also worked with the Navy Seals before partnering and starting a own business with his brother, Ron, called Morgan- Franklin, located just outside of Washington D.C.

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