Thursday, January 26, 2012

Junior Achievement Crown Goes to Clairemont

Students in competition
Students in competition
Clairemont High’s Academy of Business Technology won the fourth annual Junior Achievement Titans of Industry Challenge, managing a virtual corporation better than the other 17 high schools in the competition.

The competition placed grade 10-11 high school students in the seat of a chief executive officer of a virtual corporation for a day, required to wrestle with sales, profit margins and market share in a high-tech, competitive market.

Team Apprenti’s win is the third year in a row that a team from Clairemont High has won first place. Patrick Henry High's team, The 1%, took second place, while another team Clairemont team, Team Identity, placed third.

In addition to the competition, students were given the opportunity to hear the real-life application for what they are learning through their Junior Achievement program. Chris Goodman, Vice President/Finance and Accounting, Sony Electronics, Inc., shared the relevance of knowing how his team’s financial decisions determine the continued success of the company. And Dr. Cecilia Williams, University of Phoenix School of Business Campus College Chair, gave the students insight on how Junior Achievement Titan applies to future college business courses as well as working in the field upon graduation.

Junior Achievement is a worldwide organization that strongly believes education in economics and finances are important in preparing students for success in a global economy. For more information about JA, go to

For more information, please contact Alan Walter, AOBT Teacher, at