Vernon Secondary School’s economics team hopes to shine.
The team competed against 21 others at the Junior Achievement Business Innovation Jam Competition in Vancouver.
“We are in the winners circle,” said teacher Susan Egan.
Teams had to come up with an innovative technology idea on the spot that would help solve a social problem and develop a pitch. It was then judged by a panel of business leaders in the community.
“They identified the top three finalists and then a separate judging panel will watch videos of the three pitches and declare the overall winner. We have our fingers crossed,” said Egan.
The current team consists of coaches Egan and Antje Wilson and students Ava Ready, Kieryn Young, Holly Clancy, Sean Morgan, Kyle Ciurka and Kate Healy.