Regional Junior Achievement Competition held in St. Paul

April 17, 2019 11:12 PM

The Regional Junior Achievement Competition was held Wednesday in St Paul, allowing student entrepreneurs the chance to get together to show off the businesses they've created.  

Six teams of high school and middle school students competed.


"These kids are making real products and real services and making real money," said Johnathan Johnson, the High School Program Manager for Junior Achievement.  

Judges included college professors and local business leaders. They examined each team's business plan.

One of the businesses is called Eco Slurp. The team from Mounds View High School created a biodegradable straw.  

They say they have already sold it to companies to use. 

The top three student teams received scholarships courtesy of the Otto Bremer Trust.  

They also get the opportunity to apply to the national Junior Achievement Company of the Year competition in June in Washington D.C.

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