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JA Titan Competition

posted Aug 31, 2011, 1:31 PM by Andrea Stewart   [ updated Nov 16, 2011, 3:22 PM ]
The 2011 JA Titan Competition Qualifying Round was Wednesday, October 19th at Allsteel Headquarters.  

Congratulations on a first place finish for Conor Dolan, Erica Henderson, Grant McConnah, and Hannah Lester in the Qualifying Round!  This team moved on to the Scholarship Round on November 16th at the Palmer Center for Business Development in Davenport, where they represented Muscatine with pride. 

Please read the Muscatine Journal article about these stellar students!
Three teams competed this year:
1. Conor Dolan, Grant McConnaha, Erica Henderson, and Hannah Lester (with mentor Mark Post)

2. Nate Miller, Jacob Stych, Logan Brady, and Fischer Herald (with mentors Chris Mullen and Josh Blair)
3. Xandra Schilling, Tori Chick, Jens Petersen, and Thomas Bieber (with mentor Juan Izaguirre)
Last year's winners were Nate Miller, Jacob Stych, Logan Brady, and Rachel LoBianco (pictured here with their mentor)

PURPOSE: To inspire and prepare local high school students to understand and practice the real economic decisions today's business and community leaders face.

(according to the Junior Achievement JA Titan home page)

Coupled with the presence of a volunteer in the classroom, students apply their knowledge of business as they compete online in the highly competitive industry of the fictional Holo-Generator™.

While simulating "business quarters," students enter decisions on price, production, marketing, capital investment, and R & D. The impact of the decisions will lead to the success or failure of each Holo-Generator™ company.

Participating students will take on the role of a corporate business leader by making decisions to steer their business to success. Student teams will be prompted to make decisions that affect the profitability and sustainability of their virtual company, and will attempt to outperform competitors in profit, sales, and market share. Students will set prices, determine production levels, invest in capital, develop budgets, and plan marketing and research. Student teams compete against students from across the United States for the chance to win first place.