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Team From Stratford High Makes Strong Showing In Virtual Business Contest

Stratford High School's Business Challenge Team. See story for IDs.
Stratford High School's Business Challenge Team. See story for IDs. Photo Credit: Contributed

STRATFORD, Conn. — A team of students from Stratford High School made a strong showing in the recent  Junior Achievement’s High School Business Challenge.

The team placed first in the consolation bracket in the competition among 15 high schools from across western Connecticut.

Sixty students from across Fairfield County and beyond competed in the April 24 contest, using Junior Achievement’s Titan program, a virtual business simulation, to make important decisions that could make or break their virtual businesses.

Throughout this rigorous competition, students developed skills in problem-solving, critical thinking and teamwork, while learning about important business concepts like management, research and development, production and marketing.

A team from Fairfield Ludlowe High School came in first. Ridgefield High School placed second.

“The Junior Achievement Titan program exemplifies the work that our organization does with young people in our community: providing interactive programs and experiences that teach practical lessons in business, financial literacy and work readiness, while fostering the growth of soft skills,” said Bernadine Venditto, president of Junior Achievement of Western Connecticut.

Photo identifications: Stratford High School's Business Challenge team, from left: Jeffrey Sharnick, Ty Gockley, Edward Nadeau and Benjamin Andrade with Business Education teacher Rosemarie Scioletti. They earned first place in the competition's consolation bracket.

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