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Rockwood Teams Take Top 3 Spots at Junior Achievement Showcase

May 23, 2023

The members of five Rockwood Junior Achievement teams smile in a group photo at the spring company showcase.Teams from Rockwood School District high schools took the top three places at the Spring 2023 Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis Company Program Showcase.

Junior Achievement (JA) is a national organization with a goal of giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their futures and make smart academic and economic choices.

JA's Company Program challenges high school students to fill a need or solve a problem in their community and teaches them practical skills required to conceptualize, capitalize and manage their own business venture. Community volunteers and mentors provide real-world guidance and experience to the student-led startup.

Overall, five Rockwood teams competed in the JA of Greater St. Louis spring showcase. A team from the Marquette High chapter earned first place with its company, STL Threads. A team from Rockwood Summit earned second with its business idea, 314-The-People, and a team from Lafayette High earned third.

Congratulations to these outstanding students and aspiring entrepreneurs!

1st Place - Marquette
Team Members:
Dhanvi Ghattu, Jackson Kenney, Lorden Monie, Pranav Sriraman and Lillie Wallis

Five Rockwood students smile with their first-place awards from the Junior Achievement spring showcase

2nd Place - Rockwood Summit
Team Members
: Brayden Hodges, Nick Shannon, Brayden Timm, Emily Toeniskoetter, Leah White and Gavin Winkler

Six Rockwood students smile with apparel from their business idea at the Junior Achievement spring showcase

3rd - Lafayette
Team Members:
Samuel Hinton, Deetya Jagdish and Morgan Trueman

Three Rockwood students smile with a third-place plaque at the Junior Achievement spring showcase