June 6, 2023- The following awards recognize outstanding student performance in a JA program during the 2022-23 school year:
Jan Bell-Irving Award for Women’s Leadership
Samantha Allaye-Chan, Vancouver
This $2,500 award recognizes a female Junior Achiever who demonstrates the ambition to lead and the ability to do so with collaboration and kindness.
Dr. Donald Rix Inspiring Business Excellence Scholarship
Edward Gordon, Richmond
This $2,500 award recognizes a new immigrant, rural or Indigenous student who has demonstrated significant growth in business, learning, leadership, and/or entrepreneurial skills.
JABC Basin Impact Award sponsored by Columbia Basin Trust
Aysha Hide, Fernie Secondary, Fernie
Echo Heidt, Mount Baker Secondary, Cranbrook
This $1,250 award per student recognizes students from the Columbia Basin who have demonstrated how a JA program significantly improved their work readiness skills and positively impacted their future.
Student Award for Oratory & Presentation Skills
Alex Hong, Moscrop Secondary, Burnaby
Sophie Saied, Handsworth Secondary, North Vancouver
Tyler Sun, R.E. Mountain Secondary, Langley
Kayla Wong, West Vancouver Secondary, West Vancouver
This $2,500 award per student recognizes achievement in the development of speaking and presentation skills.
Student Company Awards
Celebrate Entrepreneurship Award sponsored by the Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Competitiveness
Mellow Cream Co.
This $3,000 award recognizes the JA Student Company that demonstrates the most innovation in their business. View video
CIBC Student Company of the Year Award
This $3,000 award acknowledges excellence in teamwork, creativity, innovation and outstanding planning and operation of a JA Student Company. View video
Junior Entrepreneur Award
Trisha Iamsakun, Kitsilano Secondary, Vancouver
Justin Jia, Point Grey Secondary, Vancouver
Chloe Nguyen, Churchill Secondary, Vancouver
Ken Wang, Urban Academy, New Westminster
Eric Yan, McMath Secondary, Richmond
This $2,500 award per student recognizes outstanding business acumen, growth or leadership of a JA Student Company.
Team Competition Awards
JABC Investment Strategies Stock Market Challenge Award
Quad 1- B.C. and overall winner: James S., Collingwood School, West Vancouver
Quad 2- B.C. winner and second place nationally: Markus Frigaard, St. John’s School, Vancouver
Quad 3- B.C winner: Graham from G. P. Vanier, Courtenay
Quad 4- B.C. winner and fourth place nationally: Team Kirkstone, Sentinel Secondary, West Vancouver
Discover your Pitch Awards
Discovery Foundation’s Discover your Pitch program, presented by JABC, is an exclusive investor pitch competition for high school students who have taken a JA entrepreneurial program.
First Place ($3,000) & Fan Favourite ($500)
Tidal Blue Technology
Second Place ($1,500)
Third Place ($500)
Fast N Fresh
Learn more about Discover Your Pitch winners here.
Congratulations to all these students!
Learn more about JABC and JA Canada awards and scholarships at jabc.ca/awards.