After a review of 31 extremely competitive nominations for the Prudential Actuarial Career Exploration (PACE) Program, Prudential and Schools That Can Newark is excited to announce the 16 students who have been chosen to participate in this year's program!
The final status of this year's 2021 PACE Program have been announced! As has been shared previously, this year the Prudential Actuarial Career Exploration (PACE) program received more nominations than ever! This year's nominated students were extremely competitive in their qualifications, and after several lengthy deliberation sessions, Sixteen (16) Newark 11th grade students were selected to become a part of the 3rd cohort of the PACE program. After three days of meeting with numerous representatives of Prudential, including Senior Vice-Presidents, members of the Talent Development Team, and Actuaries, students participated in the program's culminating event: a Case Competition. During the Case Competition, students made presentations that showcased their speaking abilities, analytical skills, knowledge of Excel, and learnings about retirement and the insurance industry. Students were divided into teams of 2 and made their presentations before 3 judges from Prudential. All of the presentations were AMAZING! The judges all agreed that all teams were extremely competitive. In the end, 2 teams were selected for the 1st Place and 2nd Place standing:
The 1st Place team represented KIPP Newark Collegiate Academy and North Star Academy. Each team member won a $1000 monetary prize and admission into the Penn State BOSS program.
The 2nd Place team represented 2 Newark Board of Education Schools. The 2nd place team winners are:
- Oluwasola Ogundare, Science Park High School
- Kezia Oshuporu, Malcolm X Shabazz High School
The 2nd Place winners each receive a $500 monetary prize.
The names of the 12 Newark Public School students who have been selected for this year's cohort are:
Prudential and Schools That Can Newark are excited to work with the students beginning February 22nd.