July 23, 2020- The following awards recognize outstanding student performance in a JA program during the 2019-2020 school year:
Jan Bell-Irving Award for Women’s Leadership
- Maria Smith, Handsworth Secondary School, North 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
- Sofia Lopez, Hugh McRoberts Secondary, 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.
Student Company Awards
Celebrate Entrepreneurship Award sponsored by the Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Competitiveness
- Planture– Maria Smith, Amelia Lim, Ashley Smith, Vanessa Chan, Diyah Khan, Sofia Strizhkova. View announcement post and application video. Company Program Host- Accenture, Vancouver. This $3,000 award recognizes the JA Student Company that demonstrates the most innovation in their business.
CIBC Student Company of the Year Award
- ReNotify– Emily Janzen, Sofia Spooner, Abby Richardson, Kai Lu, Allison Stevens, Emily Janzen, Charlotte Weaver, Owen Howard, Hyun Woo (Matthew) Park, Dongjo (DJ) Lee, Oimiao (Emily) Tang. View announcement post and application video. Company Program Host- TD Canada Trust, Lonsdale, North Vancouver. This $3,000 award acknowledges excellence in teamwork, creativity, innovation and outstanding planning and operation of a JA Student Company.
Two Student Companies will represent JABC for the JA Canada Student Company of the Year Award
- ReNotify in the Social Venture Category. View application video.
- CultureCase in the Retail Category. View application video.
Team Competition Awards
BC Business Challenge Online Award
- Winter 2020: West Point Grey Academy, Vancouver. Students: Joshua Lorincz, Rhys Berenzy, Sui Lun Li
JABC Investment Strategies Stock Market Challenge Award
- Spring 2020: Eshaun Gill, Vikram Dosanjh, Gavin Dhillon- David Thompson Secondary, Vancouver
- Fall 2019: Ben Hepditch– Whistler Secondary School, Whistler
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 ($2,500)
- OneHemp– Termeh Moini, Rebecca Pin, Emily Batty, Danelle Anderson, and Aly Dhanani from Heritage Woods Secondary School, Port Moody.
Second Place ($1,000)
- Scan Lock Pro- Mataya Lyons, and Makenna Johns from Duchess Park Secondary School, Prince George.
Third Place ($500)
- CultureCase– Ethaniel Tan, Rachel Wong, and Felicia Chen from various secondary schools, Vancouver.
Elevator Pitch ($1,000)
- Easy A+, Eric Jin and Abteen Arab from Lord Byng Secondary School, Vancouver
Congratulations to all these students!