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Lemont’s Juskelis, Mucha earn Junior Achievement “Officer of the Year” honors


Lemont juniors Martynas Juskelis (left) and Alexander Mucha were named the Chicagoland Junior Achievement President and Supply Chain of the Officer of the Year, respectively.

Lemont High School juniors Martynas Juskelis and Alexander Mucha each earned top honors within their respective officer divisions at the 2017 Chicagoland Junior Achievement competition, which recently was held at Robert Morris University’s downtown Chicago campus. Juskelis was cited as the President Officer of the Year, while Mucha brought home Supply Chain Officer of the Year accolades.

Led by Juskelis, the school’s Junior Achievement entry this year - “Township Trivia” - proved to be very successful. The “Township Trivia” board game is a must have for anyone who knows and loves Lemont. The game resembles Trivial Pursuit, incorporating fun facts about the Village of Lemont through a variety of categories, as well as coupons that can be used at local businesses. Support from businesses throughout Lemont and the surrounding communities helped fund the project through advertisements. Lemont High School broke a Junior Achievement Chicago record with “Lemontopoly” in 2014, and surpassed that record with “Township Trivia.”

“Township Trivia” nearly sold out all 250 units during the pre-sale period before Christmas. The company made more than $2,200 in profit, which was divided between the Will Power Challenge through Hope and Friendship Ministries, the Lemont Food Pantry, and the Lemont Area Historical Society.

“Township Trivia” games have arrived and are available for pick-up from 3-6 p.m. daily from Tuesday, May 16, through Thursday, May 18. Pick-up will be inside the school’s main entrance off of Porter Street. A limited supply of games is available for $25 for those who did not pre-order. Checks may be made payable to Lemont High School.

The officer team - which included Juskelis, Mucha, and juniors Carson Brandt (Finance), Nicollete Giatras (Marketing) and Alex Paulius (Customer Service & Sales) - represented “Township Trivia” at the Chicagoland area competition. The group presented its product and business plan, which included details ranging from production to advertising. The students answered questions from Chief Executive Officers and entrepreneurs from the Chicagoland and northwest Indiana area about the company and its product.

Each year, Lemont’s Junior Achievement organization builds a business from scratch. Students form a board to create the product, sell stock in the company and market the product, all with a goal of reaping a dividend for its shareholders.

Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students from kindergarten through 12th grade about entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. Junior Achievement programs help prepare students for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create more jobs that make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Volunteers from the community deliver the Junior Achievement curriculum while sharing experiences with students.

Junior Achievement of Chicago Web site

Lemont’s Junior Achievement faculty advisor is Business teacher John Aspel.

For more information, contact Lemont High School Director of School and Community Relations Tony Hamilton at (630) 243-3280.

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