Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Henry Students Advance to World Junior Achevement Challenge

Patrick Henry High School students Bryan Nguyen and Armando Narciso have advanced the World Global Junior Achievement Titan Challenge with their virtual manufacturing simulation, Team 1%.

Junior Achievement annually holds competitions around the world to encourage students to learn about business and entepreneurship. The student pair acted as corporate business leaders to make decisions that affect the profitability and sustainability of their virtual company and attempt to outperform their competitors in profit, sales and market share. They set prices, determine production levels, invest in capital, plan marketing and research, and development budgets.

“Through this experience, I’ve found out that anything can happen, good or bad," said Bryan. "If you can quickly assess and adapt to the situation, things can turn out all right.”

The team earned the trip to trip to the world competition by placing second in the national finals.

They will compete against teams from Russia, China, Canada and other parts of the United States. San Diego Unified School District has traditionally had at least four teams in the Junior Achievement Titan San Diego and regional competitions from various high schools, including Clairemont, Henry, Scripps Ranch and San Diego.

For more information on Team 1%, contact Mark Abbott at For more information about the Global Junior Achievement Titan Challenge, contact