The winner of the 2019 Junior Achievement Titan Business
Challenge, a business simulation contest, was a team from Kamiakin High School
The three-student team beat 11 others from area high schools
and achieved the highest performance index at the May 14 event at the Three
Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick.
Aiden DeVere, August Sarrazin and Jaren
Matkowski took home a $300 cash prize, thanks to sponsor Washington River
Protection Solutions. Kamiakin also gets to display the Titan traveling trophy
for the next year. Olivia Clizbe was the host teacher for the Titan program.
The CEO of Year winner was Salomon Martinez from Chiawana
High School in Pasco.
Salomon, a three-year veteran of the competition,
represented his team with a three-minute presentation on their strategy for the
competition and lessons learned as they competed. He was also a member of
the winning team from the 2018 Titan Business Challenge.
The seven-week in-classroom entrepreneurial program is
taught by business mentors using lesson plans, administrator control and
The hands-on experience focuses on the concepts of research
and development, charitable contributions, price and inventory as related to
products and marketplace.
Other competing students were from Kennewick and Richland
All JA Titan students in the state also were invited to
enter an essay contest for the opportunity to win a trip to Seattle to attend
the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Gala and speak about their JA
Titan experience. The winner was local and will be announced June 14.
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