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Youngsters at a local high school will soon have a school class geared toward preparing for life after school.

The course, Introduction to Technology, Career Preparation and Personal Finance, provides information and instruction for young adults on finding the right career, exploring education and training options, and preparing a resume.

Students receive instruction on seeking financial aid for college, what schools are strong in certain fields, and information on preparing for the SAT and ACT.

Last month, the Brooke County Board of Education approved the addition of the course for freshman at Brooke High School.

While it will replace the school's computer keyboarding course, elements of keyboarding will be included in the new class, as well of elements of a previous class on  personal finance. Issues such as credit cards, banking and identity theft are expected to be part of the curriculum. The Career Cruising website will also be used as part of the new course.

In addition, a job shadowing program that was used by the school several years ago is also to be incorporated in conjunction with the new class.

Early interest has been high among both students and parents, and the school expects to offer three or four classes every semester.

Led by a historic ground campaign, the Panthers humiliated Virginia Tech, running their way to a 52-22 demolition of the Hokies Saturday afternoon at Heinz Field, maintaining first place in the Coastal division.
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CHARLOTTESVILLE — With an opportunity to separate itself in the race for the ACC Coastal title, the Virginia football team failed to overcome myriad mental and physical errors and its depleted defense was unable to hold up in the second half of a 23-13 loss to Pittsburgh on a soggy Friday night.
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Casey DeSmith stopped all 39 shots he faced, while Sidney Crosby racked up a goal and an assist as the Penguins dominated Arizona in a 4-0 shutout win at PPG Paints Arena Saturday night.
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NEW YORK (AP) — After setting a career high for points last season, Josh Bailey has picked up right where he left off. Bailey scored a short-handed goal in the second period and then the only goal in a shootout to lift the New York Islanders over the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 on Thursday night.
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