Human Capital Advisors is launching a new campaign focusing on what we truly believe in... The Power of People . We will be highlighting those individuals or groups who have made a difference in their community and those they serve. If you have anyone who you would like to recommend as a feature please reach out!

There’s an old proverb that tells a story of a man walking along a beach completely covered by starfish that have been washed up on the shore due to a violent storm. He sees a little boy off in the distance picking them up one by one and throwing them back into the sea. The man approaches the child and says son what are you doing? You’ll never be able to throw them all back - it won’t make a difference! The little boy pauses for a moment and looks at the starfish in his hand. Then looks at the gentleman and says - it will to this one - and heaves the starfish into the waves. And as the gentleman continues to walk away he watches as the little boy continues to save as many as he can. 

Have you ever wondered why equally talented units have different results? Teams, companies, schools, and yet one always seems to outperform the others. Have you ever been inspired hearing of an individual or group or company that consistently makes a difference.  Research has shown over and over again that there is one common denominator- the people at the center. In the midst of the average, others stand out. A little extra time, a little extra effort, the conscious effort to always do one bit more. Those individuals make all the difference to teams, companies and organizations. That’s the Power of People Realized . Over the next several months we will be highlighting people who consistently make a difference. We welcome your thoughts and contributions as we continue to recognize those people around us who make a difference!
"The USC girls soccer team played Brashear [in September] and quickly got an 8-0 lead at halftime. In the second half, the teams combined to have an inter-squad scrimmage. Players from each team joined the other team and had a separate game in the second half. As a result, good friends emerged from the scrimmage and a great time was had by both teams. Many thanks to the coaching staff and players from Upper St. Clair and Brashear for agreeing to play the inter-squad game. Great sportsmanship was displayed by both teams and demonstrate a great interscholastic experience. We are proud of you!"
Even in the heat of a major sporting event, rivals can still show great sportsmanship with each other. A great example took place in DuBois last Friday, when the Beavers took on the Oil City Oilers. The game was down to the wire late in the high-scoring matchup when Dubois scored with just five seconds left on the 4th quarter clock, bringing the Beavers within one 55-54. The team decided to go for the two-point conversion to try for the win instead of the extra point to tie the contest, but the attempt failed. As the Beavers made their way off the field after the unsuccessful play, a DuBois player named Zach Shilala was limping to the sideline with an apparent injury.
Seeing an opposing player in pain, Oil City player Cam Russell decided to help his rival make it off the field before Shilala’s teammates and training staff could get to him.“Can’t speak highly enough of what Cam Russell did with 5 seconds remaining Friday night in the Oilers 55-54 win at DuBois. You have made us all proud Cam!