Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School students participated in the first annual Junior Achievement Titan Challenge at UMass Dartmouth on March 20 and three students placed second and won a silver medal and a $1,000 scholarship.
The scholarship winners are Jason Bechtold, Mackenzie Chabot, and Chad Underhill, all juniors at Old Colony in Computer Information Systems.
“There were 48 teams competing in the business skills event and our two teams did an amazing job,” said CIS instructor Ryan Robidoux.
Also participating were CIS juniors Amber Csorba, Travis Ouellette, and Alyson Wohler who “did a tremendous job during the event,” said Robidoux.
Old Colony competed against 12 other schools including Apponequet Regional High School, Bishop Stang High School, BMC Durfee High School, Bristol-Plymouth Technical High School, Coyle Cassidy High School, Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School, Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School, New Bedford High School, Old Rochester Regional High School, Taunton High School, Wareham High School, and Westport High School.
The Junior Achievement Titan Challenge is a business strategy competition in which high school students spend the day at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and compete against one another in teams using an online, interactive business simulation game.
“The competition is uniquely designed to unleash student creativity, test leadership skills, and demonstrate a competitive nature of the free enterprise system,” said Patricia Grundy, Junior Achievement Program Manager.