Greenfield High School Students Advance to WI Business Challenge Championship
Milwaukee – Student “CEOs” from Greenfield High School defeated 14 other area schools in the Milwaukee Junior Achievement (JA) Business Challenge presented by Kohl’s Cares® and hosted at Briggs & Stratton Corporation on Thursday, February 18, 2016. Each Greenfield High School student received a $750 scholarship from Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, as well as the opportunity to participate in the Wisconsin JA Business Challenge Championship on Thursday, April 28.
The second place team, also from Greenfield, earned prizes from Kohl’s and the Milwaukee Admirals and will also advance to the statewide challenge in April.
“The JA Business Challenge provides a great opportunity for high school students to learn to work as a team and gain the business acumen and leadership skills they will need to successfully participate in the global economy,” said Tim Greinert, president of JA.
In addition to gaining real-life business experience through the challenge, students had the opportunity to learn about the decision-making process, the significance of education and other valuable skills from guest speakers, including representatives from Kohl’s and Dr. Eve Hall, president of the African American Chamber of Commerce.
“The JA Business Challenge prepares students for their continued journey after high school, in to college and their careers. The focus on team work and communication is exactly the type of experience employers are looking for in their future employees,” said Dr. Hall.
JA Metro Milwaukee Business Challenge Team Champion and $750 Scholarship Winner:
Greenfield High School (Advance to statewide business challenge in Sheboygan, April 28th)
2nd and 3rd place grand prize winners:
2nd – Greenfield High School (Advance to statewide business challenge in Sheboygan, April 28th)
3rd – Brookfield East High School
Brookfield East High School
Menomonee Falls High School
Ozaukee High School
Messmer High School
About the JA Business Challenge
Under the guidance of local mentors, Milwaukee-area students strategize through an interactive business simulation, JA Titan. Teams are challenged to make critical decisions on price, production, marketing, capital investment, research and development.
Participating high schools included: Bay View High School, Brookfield East High School, Catholic Memorial High School, Cedarburg High School, Grafton High School, Greenfield High School, Greendale High School, Hamilton High School, Menomonee Falls High School, Messmer High School, Oconomowoc High School, Ozaukee High School, South Milwaukee High School, West Bend East High School, West Bend West High School
Professional volunteers included: Briggs & Stratton, CFS Market Connections, Connected Technology, Solutions, FIS, GE, Glenns Market, Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, Kohl’s, Marriott Milwaukee Downtown, MGIC, Morgan Stanley, Penfield Children’s Center, Rockwell, RR Donnelley, RW Baird, Smooth Sailing Facilitation, Thermo Fisher Scientific