Nearly 100 area high school students competed in the ninth annual Junior Achievement Titan of Business Challenge on May 2 at St. John Fisher College.
Winning first place, from Brighton High School, was the team of KJ Hwang, Brian Kwok and Sean Lee.
Capturing third place was Abdullah Al-Azzawi, Charles Hacker and Jonathan Hacker, also from Brighton High School.
The JA Titan of Business Challenge is a business strategy tournament utilizing the JA Titan program, an online interactive business simulation. The competition teaches young entrepreneurs and leaders the nuances of running a global business in a competitive, high-tech marketplace. The success or failure of their companies depends on how well the student CEO’s manage real-time key decisions. Students from the winning teams win scholarships to local colleges and universities.
Thirty-one teams from 10 area high schools earned the right to compete in the Titan Business Challenge during a qualifying round held virtually May 3.
After the competition, students joined sponsors, local business leaders and members of the Rochester Business Hall of Fame for a luncheon and awards ceremony.
The 2018 JA Titan of Business Challenge was presented by JP Morgan Chase and Delta Air Lines and was underwritten by the Rochester Business Journal.