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Junior Achievement Hosts Statewide Business Simulation Competition

March 2, 2018

PORTLAND, Maine - Junior Achievement of Maine hosted its 12th annual Titan Challenge for high school students across the state on Wednesday, February 28th. Sponsored by KeyBank, the business competition pitted teams of three high school students against each other as they attempted to manage a virtual company in a competitive marketplace.

CEO of Winxnet Chris Claudio applauded the participants for their involvement in the business competition, and shared advice on how to become a valuable leader; “Have humility and respect for your peers, lead by example, be willing to listen, and don’t forget to give back to your community and to those who helped get you where you are.”

Congratulations to the regional winners hosted at the following locations:

IDEXX Laboratories, Westbrook – Waynflete School (Team 3) - Bodhi Small, Matt Beard, Ben Fratoni

Thomas College, Waterville – Oak Hill High School (Team 1) - Noah Moring, Ethan Richard, AJ Redmun

Tyler Technologies, Yarmouth – Lisbon High School (Team 2) - Izaya May, Sean Spaulding, Xavier Mason

University of New England, Biddeford – Sanford Regional Technical Center (Team 1) - Jordan Boucher, Thaddeus Forner, Katrin Spainhour

University of Maine, Orono – Hermon High School (Team 5) - James Petersen, Evan McCoy, Nicole Petersen

University of Maine, Presque Isle – Caribou High School (Team 1) - Alex Ezzy, Evan Desmond, Nic Sleeper

And to our overall winners –Yarmouth High School (Team 2): Michael Guertler, Zach Mogul Campbell, and Oliver Sullivan! (photo attached)

The 2018 event matched nearly 300 students with mentors from local businesses across the state. Students started the day by brainstorming mobile app ideas with their business mentors as part of Tyler Technologies’ Maine App Challenge. High School students can submit their app ideas through May 6th, 2018.

The statewide winning students received scholarship money presented by the MES Foundation, and each regional winning student received Amazon gift cards.

About Winxnet
Winxnet is an IT consulting and outsourcing firm that has been helping organizations reduce IT costs, lower risk, and achieve greater ROI on technology initiatives since 1999.  With multiple offices throughout the Eastern United States, Winxnet provides a broad reach with local expertise.  For additional information, visit

About Junior Achievement of Maine
Junior Achievement (JA) is an international organization that teaches students in grades K-12 about entrepreneurship, work-readiness, and financial literacy. Each year, JA of Maine reaches thousands of young Mainers in their classrooms, helping them understand the role of education and work in their lives and to prepare for the future. For 53 years, JA of Maine has been connecting members of the community with K-12 classrooms to help students learn about the work world from professionals of all backgrounds. In the 2016-2017 school year, JA of Maine reached more than 12,600 students across the state.