Westview, Harmonium Students Win at Junior Achievement Business Competition
May 06, 2014
On Saturday, May 3, at Junior Achievement of San Diego’s The Next Big Thing: Entrepreneurs Showcase presented by Cymer, Inc., 13 student companies competed to be named the Student Company of the Year.
All part of the JA Company Program, the student entrepreneurs came from Abraxas Continuation, High Tech, Hilltop, Junipero Serra, La Jolla Country Day, Monte Vista, Patrick Henry, Pacific Ridge, Westview High Schools and Harmonium Afterschool Program.
During the event, a panel of judges reviewed companies’ business plans and decided on the top three winners. The students were also judged on ingenuity, marketing and finances.
- 1st place
(and The Student Company of the Year)
RevampTshirts—customized pocket tees with the original artwork, design or picture on the pocket—Westview High School
- 2nd place
Food Friendzy—connecting San Diego food trucks to local events—Westview High School
- 3rd place
E.C.O.—environmentally-conscious desk organizer—Harmonium Afterschool Program
All three companies will be submitted to compete at the national Junior Achievement business competition—also known as National Student Leadership Summit—in Washington, D.C., this June.
Award for the best
commercial & Ingenuity Award for
the most creative idea:
Nalu surf wax—scented and colored surf wax—La Jolla Country Day
- Showcase Award for the best tradeshow booth: RevampTshirts
- Finance Award for the most likely to be invested in: Food Friendzy
Junior Achievement Company Program lets students start and manage their own businesses. By organizing and operating an actual companies, students experience how business functions and learn financial responsibility. Under the guidance of a business volunteer, students decide on a product or service, market it to their classmates, family and neighbors and carry the responsibility of managing company finances.
The Next Big Thing: Entrepreneurs Showcase was presented by Cymer, Inc. and co-sponsored by Barona Band of Mission Indians. Special thanks to the individual company sponsors: Mitchell, Willis, TurningPoint Executive Search and Manpower.
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 volunteer-based programs teach kids how to get a job, start a business and how money works. For more information on programs in San Diego and Imperial Counties, please visit www.jasandiego.org.
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