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Fatal Jackson Twp. fire sparks inspiration for JA Company

No one in Jackson High School's Junior Achievement class knew any of the members of the Hawk family who died in a house fire in March.

But the memory of the tragedy that took the lives of Jeffrey Hawk, Talina Hawk and their two children, Ameila, 14, and Javen, 12, weighed on the minds of the eight class members when they started brainstorming ideas for the company they would form.

"The main reason we started thinking about fires was because in our own community we've had multiple house fires and even some families have lost their lives tragically," said senior Zachary Ferguson, Chief Financial Officer of the company. "We wanted to bring awareness to that, so that people are prepared for something that they might think isn't a common event. Every 38 seconds, a house fire occurs somewhere. We want to help combat that and really help try and solve the problem."


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Jenn Scheeser
Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio
(330) 433-0063

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