Lemont High School’s Junior Achievement companies are consistently among the best in the Chicagoland area. This year’s company is producing a Lemont-centric book of scary stories, and residents have the opportunity to share their most frightening tales for possible inclusion in the book.
The book - “Nightmare on State Street” - will feature hair-raising tales that take place in Lemont. Stories can come from all Lemont High School stakeholders, including students, parents/guardians, faculty and staff, and the community at-large. Art students from Lemont High School and Old Quarry Middle School will make the stories come alive with original illustrations.
The deadline to submit stories is Thursday, October 31. The Junior Achievement Board will narrow the list of stories that will be included in the book.
Lemont’s Junior Achievement organization annually builds a business from scratch. A student-led board creates a product, sells stock in the company and markets the product, with a goal of reaping dividends for its shareholders.
This year’s Junior Achievement board includes seniors Max Celis (President), Jacob Clarage (Supply Chain), Andrew Juarez (Finance) and Ella Pelen (Customer Service), and sophomore Claudia Palarz (Marketing).
“Nightmare on State Street” will be available for preorder later this fall.
Established in 1919, Junior Achievement is an educational nonprofit organization that brings financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship programs into classrooms from kindergarten through high school. Junior Achievement of Chicago is the largest of the organization’s offices in the United States. Its programs empower students to make a connection between what they learn in school and how it can be applied in the real world – enhancing the relevance of their classroom learning and increasing their understanding of the value of staying in school.
Lemont High School’s Junior Achievement entries have earned seven Chicagoland “Company of the Year” accolades in the last 11 years, including victories in both 2018 and 2019.
For more information, contact Junior Achievement faculty adviser John Aspel at (630) 243-3808.