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Burnaby North Secondary Wins 2014 Winter Business Challenge

February 11, 2014

Junior Achievement of British Columbia (JABC) is pleased to announce that Team BNS from Burnaby North Secondary has won the Grand Prize in the 2014 Winter Business Challenge. Congratulations go to BNS team members Edwin Tsang, Owen Yin and Ryan Shum, who will share $1500 in prize money.

Brazilian Rice Lords and Team E, both from Lambrick Park Secondary in Victoria, placed second and third respectively in the online Challenge, which involved over 300 students in two rounds of competition.  In all 101 teams representing 18 schools in 10 BC communities participated.

The top 10 teams in order of placement are:

Final Rank Team School City
1 BNS Burnaby North Secondary Burnaby
2 Brazillian Rice Lords Lambrick Park Secondary Victoria
3 Team E Lambrick Park Secondary Victoria
4 Droids Burrnaby North Secondary Burnaby
5 Ross Dota Livin Lambrick Park Secondary Victoria
6 The Under Achievers PASS/Woodwinds Alternate School Parksville
7 The Company Mount Douglas Secondary Victoria
8 Monsters St. George’s School Vancouver
9 Team Team West Point Grey Academy Vancouver
10 $GENR8TOR PASS/Woodwinds Alternate School Parksville

In JABC’s Winter Business Challenge, high school students work in online teams to manage a virtual company in CEMSIM’s simulated marketplace, which responds to changing economic conditions. Student managers must outsmart other companies competing for market share and financial success. Challenge games are based on the concepts and strategies students learn in Junior Achievement’s Titan Business Game Program.  The online Business Challenge is held twice a year with Winter and Spring competitions each offering $1500 in prize money.