High schools compete in business challenge

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — Junior Achievement of the Mahoning Valley and Youngstown State University hosted the 5th annual Junior Achievement Titan Business Challenge competition on Thursday.

Two dozen teams of high school students from Mahoning and Trumbull counties competed for scholarships. Each team created, managed and operated their own virtual businesses.

The students were paired with a local business professional who mentored them for the first part of the competition. Michele Merkel, president of Junior Achievement of the Mahoning Valley stressed, however, that the mentors are just there to help, not complete, the projects.

“They’re just there to encourage them and guide them in their decision-making process. Make sure that they double check their numbers before they submit their data into the competition,” Merkel said.

The team from Cardinal Mooney came in first place. Each member will receive a $500 scholarship. Lowellville High School came in second and each member will receive $250. Southington Chalker High School came in third, with each member receiving $100.

 

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