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2011 North America Region Junior Achievement Company of the Year Competition Winner
ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA, TEENS WIN
2011 NORTH AMERICAN
Teen entrepreneurs take regional title by leveraging social media to promote their company
Colorado Springs, Colo. - On Thursday at Washington, D.C.'s George Washington University, Junior Achievement selected the teen entrepreneurs who own and operate "L.Y.M.E" ("Leave Your Mark Everywhere") the winners of the 2011 North American JA Company of the Year Competition, from 14 other competing U.S. and Canadian student companies. The event culminated in meetings between the U.S. teen entrepreneurs and their Congressional Members and staff on Capitol Hill, and with U.S. Small Business Administration head Karen Mills.
Team "L.Y.M.E," representing St. Paul's High School
for the Recording Arts, produced customized radio commercials for their clients
and aired them on the school's radio program.
Third place was won by Viking Enterprises Division 12, from Hoover High School, in North Canton, Ohio. These teen entrepreneurs created and sold themed t-shirts and letter-art photography frames.
The annual North American JA Company of the Year Competition is a contest of business skills, ingenuity and innovation that focuses on the accomplishments of U.S. and Canadian JA Company Program© students, ages 15-19, during the 2010-2011 academic year. Currently reaching more than 380,000 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.
"The North American JA Company of the Year Competition is an exciting opportunity for Junior Achievement students to demonstrate the teamwork, leadership and innovative thinking that will help them drive success in the business world," said Jack E. Kosakowski, president and chief executive officer of Junior Achievement USA. "Through this competition, Junior Achievement is empowering these teen entrepreneurs to own their economic success through business ownership."
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