How many times does a seventh grader get to judge a high school business competition? Probably not too often. On April 17, I was invited to judge and speak at a Junior Achievement business competition in LA. It was really interesting. There were about 17 groups from different schools in the LA area. Each group created a business and had to present their plan. I judged the table displays for the teams. I was paired with two adult judges and we didn’t always agree but I made some pretty good points.
The overall winners were:
JA Company of the Year (Venture Capital League) went to Falcon Royal Tees from CALS Early College High School.
JA Company of the Year (Board of Directors League) went to Higher Grounds Cafe from Chaminade College Preparatory School.
Through the Inland Empire’s Junior Achievement rep, we were able to also invite Mark Victor Hansen, author of “The Richest Kids in America” to be on the business panel. He has so much energy, the kids were amazed.
I am looking forward to working with Junior Achievement in the future.