Metro High School Competing At National Student Business Competition
Five Mounds View High School students will join 14 other teams of five competing at the Junior Achievement National Student Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C from June 22-24.
Jonathan Wang, Jered Everson, Jeman Park, Jake Weightman and Furquan Syed will be representing their school come June.
Teen entrepreneurs from across the country will face-off in a competition through the Junior Achievement Company Program, in which high school students generate an actual business enterprise and operate under the mentorship of a volunteer within their local business community.
Mustang Mail was founded by the Mounds View team to be a card-making and delivery service – an idea that won them first prize at the Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest Company of the Year regional competition. The event was held on April 22 at University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.
The team’s achievement culminated from yearlong efforts under a business and economical leadership course offered at their school. And even with the school year closing in, the five students will continue promoting their business.
Of all the teams applying for the national competition from 120 established Junior Achievement offices across the U.S., the Mounds View team was one of 15 selected and the only representative from the Upper Midwest.
“It was never a shoo-in to get to nationals,” said Lori Dossett, marketing and communications director for the Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest branch. “We hope they do well at the nation’s capital. We’re very proud of them!”