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Patrick Henry High School Takes Home First Place at Junior Achievement Competition

December 17, 2013

Five high schools compete as CEOs of virtual companies  

Junior Achievement of San Diego awarded Patrick Henry High School students first place at the JA Titans of Industry Challenge on Thursday, Dec. 5. JA Titan program—a virtual competition that tests students’ business knowledge and skills—brought together 68 students from Crawford, Patrick Henry, Hilltop, Clairemont High Schools and La Jolla Country Day.

At the event, the students acted as chief executive officers of virtual manufacturing corporations. The teams made decisions in profitability and sustainability of their companies to outperform their competitors in profit, sales and market share.

This year, the student company from Patrick Henry High School took home the trophy overthrowing Clairemont’s two-year winning streak. The winners received a family-pack of SeaWorld tickets, Microsoft Office 2010 and certificates.

Participating local teams will also compete in the U.S. competition next year. The winners will go to the Global JA Titan Challenge in the summer of 2014. 

Junior Achievement of San Diego gives out special thanks to the sponsors—Farrell Family Foundation for program support and University of Phoenix, San Diego Campus for donating the classrooms for the competition.

To learn more about the competition and Junior Achievement of San Diego, please visit the official website at


JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF SAN DIEGO, INC. works locally to impact 52,000 students in K-12 classrooms in the 2013-2014 school year. Junior Achievement’s financial literacy programs take thousands of volunteers who lead classes and experiential programs. For more information on programs in San Diego and Imperial Counties, please visit