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Milwaukee-Area Students Test Their Entrepreneurship Skills as CEOs for the Day

Local High School Students compete for scholarships and prizes at Junior Achievement of Wisconsin’s annual JA Business Challenge.

Local high school students from 19 schools in Southeastern Wisconsin will compete for scholarships and prizes at Junior Achievement of Wisconsin’s Annual JA Business Challenge. 

The challenge kicks off at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 14, with presentations of champions beginnning at 2 p.m. at Briggs and Stratton Corporation, 12301 W. Wirth Street, Wauwatosa.

The Junior Achievement Business Challenge is presented by Kohl’s Cares and hosted by Briggs & Stratton Corporation.

VISUALS:     Local students interacting with area business professionals and owners as they compete to develop corporate strategies.  Interviews with students, business leaders and Junior Achievement representatives will be available upon request.

BACKGROUND:  The best and brightest students from the Milwaukee area will participate in Junior Achievement of Wisconsin’s annual JA Business Challenge. Teams of local students will be paired with area business leaders to test their business knowledge and compete for scholarships and prizes. Students will use their knowledge to help run a virtual business using JA Titan, a hands-on computer simulated business strategy tournament. The success or failure of the business will hinge on key management decisions made by the students such as price, production, marketing, capital investment, and research and development.

The top-performing teams will earn scholarships and other prizes and advance to the Wisconsin JA Business Challenge on April 25, 2013, hosted and sponsored by ACUITY of Sheboygan.

Participating High Schools:

  • Bay View High School
  • Brookfield East High School
  • Catholic Memorial High School
  • Cedarburg High School
  • Franklin High School
  • Grafton High School
  • Greendale High School
  • Greenfield High School  
  • Homestead High School
  • Menomonee Falls High School
  • Messmer High School
  • New Berlin Eisenhower High School
  • Nicolet High School
  • Oak Creek High School
  • Oconomowoc High School
  • Ozaukee High School
  • South Milwaukee High School
  • St. Francis High School
  • Sussex Hamilton High School

For more information contact Katie Granucci with Junior Achievement of Wisconsin at: 414-577-3830. 

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