JA British Columbia is pleased to announce the 2019 JABC Scholarship and Award winners. These awards recognize outstanding student performance in a JA program during the 2018-2019 school year.
Student Company Apiculture, from Kamloops (pictured above), won the Celebrate Entrepreneurship Award for developing locally sourced wooden coasters, a honeycombed shaped product that helps spread the word about B.C.’s declining bee population. This $3,000 award is sponsored by the B.C. Ministry of Jobs, Trade and Technology and recognizes the JA student company that best demonstrates innovation.
“Congratulations to this year’s JABC Scholarship and Award winners. These recipients are an impressive group of young people who display great entrepreneurial spirit,” said Bruce Ralston, Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology. “Young entrepreneurs like these are the leaders of tomorrow and will help drive our strong and diverse economy forward.”
“On behalf of the Small Business Roundtable we would like to recognize the work of JA British Columbia and their efforts to inspire and educate youth about entrepreneurship and business,” says Jill Doucette, Founding Partner of Synergy Enterprises and this year’s Celebrate Entrepreneurship Award adjudicator. “The next generation are our future leaders who will continue to make BC an innovative place to work and do business.”
The full list of awards:
STUDENT COMPANY AWARDS
Celebrate Entrepreneurship Award
Generously sponsored by the Ministry of Jobs, Trade and Technology
- Apiculture- Kamloops. Students: Sarah Baughan from NorKam Senior Secondary, Sofia Sirianni from South Kamloops Secondary, Tyson McDaniel from Valleyview Secondary, Alia Sandeman-Allen from South Kamloops Secondary. View application video.
CIBC Student Company of the Year Award
Generously sponsored by CIBC
- Last Straw- Burnaby South Secondary School, Burnaby. Students: Alson Wu, David Tu, Serina Le, Manami Kiyota, Justin Lim, Faizaan Husain, Evan Chao, Ethan Byamukama, Azzam Haq. View Application video.
Junior Entrepreneur Award
- Recycled Sounds- Kamloops. Students: Alia Sandeman-Allen from South Kamloops Secondary, Sarah Baughan from NorKam Senior Secondary, Rohkeya Diaou from South Kamloops Secondary. View application video.
Student Awards for Oratory & Presentation Skills
- Sanna Bhayana, Burnaby Central Secondary, Burnaby
- Aaron Cabiles, David Thompson Secondary, Vancouver
- Joshua Santos, Vancouver Christian School, Vancouver
JA Youth Success Summit Award
- Sofia Sirianni, South Kamloops Secondary School, Kamloops
- Kya Fulkco, Belmont Secondary, Victoria
- Mi Hee Hashimoto Chang, École Moscrop Secondary School, Coquitlam
- Azzam Haq, Burnaby South Secondary School, Burnaby
- Faizaan Husain, Burnaby South Secondary School, Burnaby
Dr. Donald Rix Inspiring Business Excellence Scholarship
- Charles Liu, Prince of Wales Secondary, Vancouver
Jan Bell-Irving Award for Women’s Leadership
- Zoe Tsai, Kitsilano Secondary School, Vancouver
TEAM COMPETITION AWARDS
BC Business Challenge Online Award
- Fall 2018: Poggers- West Point Grey Academy, Vancouver
- Spring 2019: Poggers- West Point Grey Academy, Vancouver
JABC Investment Strategies Stock Market Challenge Award
- Fall 2018: Boat Leaner- GP Vanier, Courtney
- Spring 2019: Natural Selection- Killarney Secondary, Vancouver
DISCOVER YOUR PITCH AWARD
Generously sponsored by the Discovery Foundation
- Palisade- Kitsilano Secondary, Vancouver. Students: Zoe Tsai, Maximillian Kaj Maschmann and Zachary Severyn
- MERAKi- Eric Hamber Secondary, Vancouver
- Pandora’s Paint- Prince of Wales Secondary, Vancouver
- Desire for a Hair Dryer- Eric Hamber Secondary, Vancouver
JA CANADA AWARDS
This year, two JABC students also won JA Canada 2019 National Scholarships.
Peter Mansbridge Positive Change Award
- Alice Ko, Burnaby Central Secondary, Burnaby
Seymour Schulich Entrepreneurship Award
- Zoe Tsai, Kitsilano Secondary, Vancouver
Pictured above: Winners of the Celebrate Entrepreneurship Award: Tyson McDaniel, Sofia Sirianni, Alia Sandeman-Allen and Sarah Baughan of Apiculture