Lemont High School’s Junior Achievement company is selling the perfect holiday gift for any Lemonter! Sales of “The Game of Lemont” have begun, and customers have the opportunity to save nearly 15 percent on their purchase through Tuesday, November 30.
(Online sales have ended)
Lemont’s Junior Achievement company – LHS Publishing, Inc. – has modeled “The Game of Lemont” after the famed Milton Bradley board game, “The Game of Life.” As players wind their way through the game, they encounter the names of many familiar local businesses, as well as landmarks such as Lemont High School’s “arch.”
Through Tuesday, November 30, LHS Publishing will sell “The Game of Life” at the reduced price of $29.95. The price increases to $34.95 on December 1. Purchasing by November 30 will save customers nearly 15 percent!
Individuals who prefer not to purchase online should contact Junior Achievement faculty sponsor John Aspel.
Tentatively, purchases may be picked up inside the main entrance at Lemont High School from 3-5:30 p.m. from Tuesday, December 14, through Thursday, December 16. Delivery may be delayed due to supply chain issues. Individuals must wear a mask or face covering to pick up purchased items. No items will be mailed.
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 Claudia Palarz (Co-Team Leader of Management), Jayne Pelen (Co-Team Leader of Finance) and Joey Spadafora (Co-Team Leader of Management), junior John Vranas (Team Leader of Customer Service), and sophomores Casey Kittridge (Team Leader of Supply Chain), Lydia Pelen (Co-Team Leader of Finance) and Natalia Zagata (Team Leader of Marketing).
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 eight Chicagoland “Company of the Year” accolades in the last 13 years, including victories in 2018, 2019 and 2020.
For more information, contact Junior Achievement faculty adviser John Aspel at (630) 243-3808.