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NUHS teams place 1st, second at JA Titan Competition

Submitted photo New Ulm High School’s 1st place JA Titan team is (l to r) Alex Portner, Tyler Walls, Tyler Roufs and Joe Fortwengler, pictured with Miranda Honnette- Consolidated Communications

NORTH MANKATO – Seven Junior Achievement (JA) of the Upper Midwest students from New Ulm High School placed first and second in the Junior Achievement Titan Competition presented by Consolidated Communications on Wednesday, Nov. 15.

The students competed against other Southern Minnesota high school teams to most effectively create and market a successful company in JA Titan, an interactive online business simulation.

By taking top honors, the first place team each will receive a $500 scholarship and the second place team a $250 scholarship.

“I am incredibly proud of each and every student that attended the competition. The students put a lot of work into learning the material to be successful at this competition. I am so happy the hard work paid off!”, said Kayla Ruch Business Instructor at New Ulm High School.

JA Titan is one of Junior Achievement’s capstone programs for high school students. While simulating business quarters, students make decisions on price, production, marketing, capital investment, and R&D. JA Titan enhances business, economics and math skills while demonstrating the impact that decision have on the success or failure of a company.

To learn more about JA Titan, visit www.jaum.org/ ja-titan/.

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