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Business Academy Takes Care of Business at Statewide Competition

23 April 2021

Earlier this week, students from the Spain Park Business Academy competed in the Junior Achievement of Alabama Business Plan Challenge Finals.

The challenge allows students to demonstrate their understanding of business fundamentals, the importance of creatively marketing to a target audience, and the power of persuading potential investors during a live pitch.

It is open to high school students involved in JA Be Entrepreneurial Program. During the JA in-class program, students participate in mini-workshops, led by mentors from the business community, and work to develop solutions/businesses to pitch to a panel of local entrepreneurs.

Of the 12 spots in the finals, six of them were taken by Spain Park students.

Final results:

Benjamin Deas (I Can Help) came in 2nd.
 
John Watson (John Watson Photography) came in 4th place.
 
Isabella Hobbs (Nicole Grace) came in 6th place.
 
Joseph Henson (Neum), Kylie Kendall (Kylie's Creations), Taylor Moore/Drake Tabor (Power Extend) all took home honorable mentions.
 
Not only did these future entrepreneurs earn scholarship money from the competition, they learned so much about honing their business plans and pitches.
The Spain Park Business Academy Logo with SPHS Biz in a black and blue square