FedEx Access Award
Feel the Color is the winner of the FedEx Access Award
Feel the Color , representing JA of the Chisholm Trail (Fort Worth Area), was the winner of the FedEx Access Award. The FedEx Access Award is given to the JA student company which best demonstrates their understanding and application of global access, leveraging international trade to create jobs, grow small businesses, expand global development and improve the environment. “At FedEx, we’re passionate about making the connections that improve lives,” said Rose Flenorl, manager of Global Citizenship at FedEx.
Delta Social Impact Award
Alpha Necessities is the winner of the Delta Social Impact Award
Alpha Necessities , representing JA of South Florida, won the Delta Social Impact Award by applying entrepreneurial thinking to create a realistic, achievable, and innovative solution (product, service, event, ad, campaign) to a (local, national, or global) social concern. The teens also had to describe the lessons they learned from the challenge.
ICE NYSE Foundation Best Financial Performance Award
Knada won the ICE/NYSE Best Financial Performance Award
Knada from Junior Achievement of Southeastern Pennsylvania was the recipient of the Intercontinental Exchange/New York Stock Exchange Foundation “Best Financial Performance” Award. This award is presented to the JA student company with the best achievement against the following metrics: Profitability, exceeding Investor Expectations, Employee Earnings, Product Quality, Leadership, and Operational Efficiency. An evaluation was done of Company Reports; five finalists were interviewed by experts in the financial industry.
Social Media Award
CHAAO, Good Nashville, and Pick-Me-Up won the Social Media Award
The Social Media Award was presented to the group of three JA Companies who generated the most Tweets during the week’s event. In all, 15 participating teams were assigned into five groups and tasked with Tweeting about JA and this Summit, using assigned hashtags. The representatives of the winning group each received a gift card.
Jim Sweeny Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence
Congrats to Sierra RyanWallick from JA of Delaware (Wilmington Area).
She is the recipient of the Sweeny Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence!
Sierra Ryan Wallick from Wilmington, Delaware was the winner of the 2017 Jim Sweeny Award . This $1,000 scholarship is named in honor of Jim Sweeny, a JA executive at the local and national levels, who, for 32 years, played a critical and influential role in shaping the future of Junior Achievement. The JA Pioneers, our retiree organization, created this scholarship in his honor. It is awarded to a JA Company Program student in recognition of his or her accomplishments, role in their JA Company, and entrepreneurial potential.
Junior Achievement would like to express our sincere gratitude to The Hartford, EY, FedEx, ICE NYSE Foundation, and Delta for their generosity and continued investment in JA students.