Lemont High School’s Junior Achievement companies are consistently among the best in the Chicagoland area, and this year’s company has produced a Lemont-centric book of scary stories that will keep you up at night! Preorders are being accepted now for “Nightmare on State Street.”
“Nightmare on State Street” features hair-raising tales that take place in Lemont. Stories were submitted by a variety of Lemont High School stakeholders, ranging from students, faculty and staff to the community at-large. Art students from Lemont High School and Old Quarry Middle School brought the stories alive with original illustrations.
Books are $10 during the preorder period, which runs through Friday, January 31. The price increases to $15 on February 1. Individuals who prefer not to purchase the book online should contact Junior Achievement faculty sponsor John Aspel.
Books may be picked up inside the main entrance at Lemont High School from 2:45-6 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19, and Thursday, February 20. 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 Ella Pelen (President) and Andrew Juarez (Finance), junior Chris Vasvery (Customer Service), and sophomores Claudia Palarz (Marketing) and Joey Spadafora (Supply Chain).
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.