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Hamilton wins first in Junior Achievement Challenge


A three-student team from Hamilton High School Business Department competed Feb. 12 in the Junior Achievement (JA) Business Challenge sponsored by Kohl’s Cares and held at Briggs & Stratton. Juniors Natalie Hagenow, Morgan Hillmann and Bridget Fahey won first place in their industry competition among nine teams in the Milwaukee Metro division.

“Networking with business professionals in the area and making real-life decisions are impossible to do within classroom walls. I’m thrilled the students did so well and made some great connections for their futures,“ said Toni Hillmann, business education teacher. In addition to qualifying for future scholarship opportunities, students received tickets to an Admirals hockey game.

The JA Business Challenge is a business strategy tournament for young entrepreneurs. Students are teamed with a local business professional and participate in a hands-on computer simulated business making decisions on price, production, marketing, capital investment and research and development. The purpose of JA is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.