Students try their hand at running businesses in the Junior Achievement competition
LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – Area students learned how to be their own CEOs on Friday during a Junior Achievement Business Challenge.
Junior Achievement is a non-profit organization that uses business professionals to give students early education in running a business.
Friday’s simulation challenged students to set their own prices and production practices, as well as marketing and research.
“The goal is to make sure they’re able to have enough money from quarter to quarter like a business, and not go bankrupt,” said Susan Peterson, regional director of Junior Achievement of the Coulee region. “It teaches them some of those real-life skills in business.”
First, second and third place teams get scholarships to continue their education after high school.
The competition attracted 60 students from Onalaska, Aquinas, Logan and Holmen high schools.
Ethan Boswell and Jayden Clemmer of Onalaska won first place, along with their mentor Ryan Born of Identity Works.
Second place went to Aquin’s Jackson Christenson, Isaak Kujak and Pierson Feehan, with Merchants Bank’s Sarah Danielson as mentor.
Aquin’s Henry Horstman, Brody Hollett and Isaac Schumacher took third place with their mentor Jessica Subach of Courtesy Corp.
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