San Diego Students Win at Junior Achievement USA’s Company of the Year Competition

| September 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Place-Mate winners are pictured with Jack Kosakowski, CEO of Junior Achievement USA. Left to right are Andrew Young, Jaclyn Powell, Trevor Minear, Josh Knopman and Andre Hoss.

Last month, at Washington, D.C.’s George Washington University, Junior Achievement USA® (JA) celebrated teen entrepreneurs who own and operate companies created through the JA Company Program®. Both of the Junior Achievement of San Diego and Imperial Counties’ companies went for the win—Cast-A-Waste took home the second place while Place~Mate won the Best Financial Performance Award.

The annual North American JA Company of the Year Competition is a contest of business skills, ingenuity and innovation that focused on the accomplishments of U.S. JA Company Program students, ages 15-19, during the 2011-2012 academic year. Currently reaching nearly 400,000 young people a year globally, JA Company Program gives teens the skills to start and run their own businesses under the mentorship of a local business volunteer.

Place~Mate from Westview High School—who creates laminated place mats that help preschoolers learn shapes, letters and numbers—won the Best Financial Performance Award presented by NYSE Euronext Foundation. The award is given to the student team which performs best against a high level of set criteria including profitability, stockholder expectations

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