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JABC Announces 2017 Scholarship & Award Winners

JA British Columbia (JABC) is pleased to announce our 2017 scholarship and award winners. Over 50 students across the province were recognized for their leadership, performance, entrepreneurship and collaborative spirit in a JA program. Please join us in congratulating the individuals and student companies!

Individual Awards

The Award for Oratory & Presentation Skills
• Olivia Cheng, Lord Byng Secondary, Vancouver
• Tina Fang, R.C. Palmer Secondary, Richmond
• Felix He, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
• Fiona Yang, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

The Junior Entrepreneur Presentation Award
• Gabriela Caceres, Burnaby South Secondary, Burnaby
• Zeh Daruwalla, Burnaby South Secondary, Burnaby
• Kevin Zhang, Burnaby South Secondary, Burnaby

The Keg Spirit Foundation Next Generation Leaders Forum Award
• Megan Cousins, Stanley Humphries Secondary, Castlegar
• Elsa Doxtador-Jansson, Seycove Secondary, North Vancouver
• Marv Daniel Umali, Mount Douglas Secondary, Victoria
• Michael Vereb, Okanagan Mission Secondary, Kelowna
• Matthew Zimmerman, Burnaby Central Secondary, Burnaby

The Dr. Donald Rix Inspiring Business Excellence Scholarship
• Morgan Cook, Duncan Christian School, Duncan

The JABC Award for Excellence and Leadership
• Selena Lai, Vancouver Technical School, Vancouver

The Jan Bell-Irving Award for Women’s Leadership
• Celina Lin, Richmond Secondary, Richmond

Student Company Awards

The Celebrate Entrepreneurship Award
• Bee Fresh, Britannia Community Secondary, Vancouver

The CPA Profit Performance Award
• Mangü, Burnaby Central Secondary, Burnaby

The JABC People’s Choice Award
• Waves to Rays, Multiple Schools in Vancouver

The Ledcor Regional Company of the Year Award
• Pitch It!, Duchess Park Secondary, Prince George

The CIBC Student Company of the Year
• Apiary, Burnaby South Secondary, Vancouver

Team Competition Awards

The JABC Business Challenge Online Award
• Fall 2016: Wolf Pack, West Point Grey Academy, Vancouver
• Spring 2017: Big Bad Wolves, West Point Grey Academy, Vancouver

The JABC Investment Strategies Stock Market Challenge Award
• Fall 2016: B9C1, St. George’s School, Vancouver
• Spring 2017: Why be A Cast Away when you can be a Hathaway, West Vancouver Secondary, Vancouver

About JA British Columbia

JA British Columbia (JABC) is a member of JA Canada who is a member JA Worldwide (JA), the world’s largest NGO dedicated to educating young people about business. Since 1955, British Columbia schools have relied on JA to inspire and prepare youth to succeed in an ever-changing global economy. In 2015, over 35,000 students in BC benefited from JABC programs delivered free of charge by volunteers from local business communities, who bring real-life experience into the classroom. JABC programs focus on work readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship, giving students the confidence and skills they need to become the next generation of business and community leaders. Visit for more information.