Milwaukee, WI. Fifty-one of the best and brightest teen “CEOs” in Wisconsin competed in Junior Achievement’s virtual JA Business Challenge Championship on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. Student competitors qualified by winning first or second place in their respective regional tournaments, held virtually during the month of April.
Arman Patel, Abigail Stroschin, and Cadence Brown of Greenfield High School won the statewide championship, and each received a $1,000 scholarship. Second place and $500 scholarships went to Carter Voigt and Logan Lazar of Oconomowoc High School.
“The Junior Achievement Business Challenge allows students the opportunity to work in teams with their classmates to gain business knowledge and leadership skills as they run their own virtual manufacturing company,” said Michael Frohna, President of Junior Achievement of Wisconsin. “The skills and confidence they build during this competition prepares them to successfully participate in the global economy,” added Frohna.
The JA Business Challenge scholarship competition tasks students to make all the decisions necessary to run a successful business. Students apply their knowledge of business concepts, and make decisions about price, production, marketing, capital investment, and research and development. During the business simulation, students hone the skills essential to business success, like critical thinking, data analysis, decision making, planning, research, and teamwork.
The statewide championship is sponsored by Acuity. Melissa Winter, Vice President of Business Consulting at Acuity said, “Acuity is proud of its long-time partnership with Junior Achievement of Wisconsin. As an organization, we are committed to investing in our communities through student outreach programs and events such as the Business Challenge. We are grateful for the opportunity to sponsor the 2021 virtual competition and look forward to the return of in-person events at our Sheboygan headquarters during the upcoming academic year.”