Two teams from Conway High School participated in the Business Challenge competition this last weekend.
The senior girls' team won first place, each receiving a $2,000 scholarship from AT&T.
The boys' team, featuring three juniors and one senior, won third place.
Before the business challenge, these Accounting students participated in the Junior Achievement's "Titan" program, which introduces them to the concepts and skills they need in order to compete in the challenge.
The AT&T Business Challenge is a business/economics skills competition that focuses on areas such as price and production, research and development, marketing strategies, charitable giving, and capital investment. The students are evaluated on skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, and business strategy.
Members of the Grand Champion Senior Girls' Team, (pictured left to right) are Daija Brown, Meredith Ott, Alyssa Harding, and Cassidy Cook. Also pictured is their teacher, Alyce Hardee, James Linker, SWN mentor/consultant, and Maria Quinones, AT&T Representative.
The Boys' Team (pictured, left to right) -- Jeff Glenn, Christian Flowers, Nic Haines, Zac Webster – won $400 in Dillard's gift cards.
"I am so extremely proud of these students. This is what makes teaching worth it," says teacher Alyce Hardee. "Seeing their faces when they won and placed in the top tier of the competition was worth a million dollars. They have worked tremendously hard the last few weeks on preparing for this competition. These students walked away with not only prizes but a valuable experience of how the business world operates."