Landrum High School’s Junior Achievement

Published 10:00 pm Monday, May 5, 2014

The Junior Achievement program is all about making a real world connection with the economic content the students are learning in the classroom. JA uses corporate and community volunteers to deliver relevant hands-on experiences with financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. Landrum’s JA volunteer was Frank Starosto from Milliken.
The JA Titan Challenge is a one-day strategy tournament using an online, interactive business simulation. The competition is designed to unleash student creativity, test leadership skills, and demonstrate the competitive nature of the free enterprise system. Student “companies” are challenged to outperform the competition in profit, sales, and market share.  Top ranking teams will win scholarships to the college of their choice and the top two teams compete for cash awards in the national competition.
Landrum High School’s first year in the program with three teams competing, two from Mr. Josh Fowler’s Economics classes and one from Future Business Leaders of America, sponsored by Mr. Ryan Whitaker, Integrated Business Applications and Digital Imaging teacher. Team members included Dakota Cox, Graham Brooks, Garner Brooks, Paige Herbst, Amber Stow, Sangita Kerai, Payal Kerai, Lee Jackson, and Jordan Reynolds. The team consisting of Dakota Cox, Graham Brooks, and Garner Brooks were able to take first place with their business of ECHO Enterprises. The first place team received $3000 in scholarships. We are very proud of the success of our teams and look forward to seeing how our ECHO team competes on the national level” said Josh Fowler, Government/Economics & FLIGHT World Geography teacher.
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by Paula Brooks

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