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Titan 2012 Press Release

  1. 1. 4450 N. Prospect Rd, Suite C4 | Peoria Heights, IL 61616 309.682.1800 | 309.682.3916 fax | www.JuniorAchievement.bizPRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:Jenny Doerr, Events/Office ManagerJunior Achievement of Central IllinoisPhone: 309-682-1800Email: JDoerr@JuniorAchievement.bizJunior Achievement of Central Illinois announces winners of TITAN Business StrategyCompetitionThe 6th Annual OSF/JA Titan Business Strategy Competition Challenge was the biggest ever! Thisyear twenty-four teams from six central Illinois high schools participated. Big congratulations toDunlap High School, who came out on top with both a first place and a second place win. First placeteam members will each receive a $1,000 scholarship for post-secondary education. Second placeteam members will each receive $500 post-secondary scholarships. Both teams were mentored byteacher Angie Stancil, and Josh Riekena from Country Financial. Peoria High School took home thethird place win. The Peoria High team was mentored by Robert Hughes from Caterpillar and teacherHolly Duke.All scholarships were generously sponsored by PNC Bank. Industry and Team sponsorships wereprovided by ADM, Komatsu, Illinois American Water, United Facilities, Simantel, ITEX, BodyObstetrics & Gynecology, Bob Lindsay Honda, Community Foundation of Central Illinois, FinishLine Ford, Associated Bank, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.Adam White, President/Owner of Running Central, was the lunch keynote speaker. White providedthe students with real life examples of how high school education and entrepreneurial thinkinginfluenced his life and career path. Adam spoke about constantly striving for greatness. “Good is theopposite of great and great is a constant quest. There is no finish line,” said White.The JA Titan Business Strategy Competition is a unique online business competition that puts highschool students in the leadership seat to run a virtual company. Each three student team took on therole of CEO, CFO, and Marketing R&D as they directly compete with the other teams to successfullysustain their business. Each team was matched with a business mentor from the community to guidethem through decision making.About Junior Achievement of Central Illinois (JA)Junior Achievement of Central Illinois has grown 286% in the classroom in recent years, making itone of the fastest-growing Junior Achievement offices in America, resulting in several local andnational awards. Nearly 14,500 central Illinois students in more than 660 classrooms experienced JAduring the 2010-2011 school year via Volunteer Classroom Consultants from the businesscommunity. For the 2011-2012 school year, the JA operation is on target to continue its’ growth incentral Illinois. Please visit www.JuniorAchievement.biz or call 309-682-1800 for more information.