Greenfield High School Wins Junior Achievement Business Challenge, Advances to States

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. 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.

The third place team which will not advance to the statewide challenge was from Brookfield East High School.

honorable mention awards were given to a second team at Brookfield East High School, Menomonee Falls High School, Ozaukee High School and Messmer High School.

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