Sunday, May 29, 2011

San Diego Unified Students are the “Next Big Thing”

Showstopper Award-winner AOBT Co.
from Clairemont High 
I Want to Invest Award-winner Contorted
from SD High MVPA
Student teams from Clairemont, Hoover and San Diego Media Visual Performing Arts high schools competed and won awards in the Junior Achievement Entrepreneur’s Showcase, "The Next Big Thing." 

The showcase is the culminating competition to Junior Achievement’s flagship program, JA Company Program, which gives high school students the task of starting their own company. Under the guidance of a business volunteer, students decide on a product or service, market to their classmates and carry the responsibility of managing company finances.

Clairemont High’s AOBT Company won the 'Show Stopper' award for best business presentation and trade show booth; San Diego High MVPA, Contorted, won the 'I Want to Invest' award for best business plan; and Hoover High, Say Whaaat?!, won the 'Light Bulb' award for the most creative idea.