John Jay’s Science Olympiad Team did an amazing job at the New York State Tournament this weekend, placing SEVENTH IN NEW YORK and winning nine medals in 23 events, including two first-place medals. About 500 high schools participate in the NY Science Olympiad, with the top 60 teams competing at the state tournament.
January 2023:John Jay High School's Virtual Enterprise (VE) class won first place in the New York Metro - North Division Business Plan Competition!The Business Plan competition offers our VE students a unique opportunity to develop and demonstrate career readiness competencies, garner real-world feedback from a diverse pool of judges, and evaluate their performance compared to peers.This year's firm, "Evodia", is an aromatherapy retailer within the Virtual Enterprise economy, specializing in the sale of scented soaps, lotions, and essential oils.John Jay High School has established itself as a force in the VE NY Metro North Division, now having qualified for the national competition three out of the last four years. As was the case in past years, preparation was key to our win. The competition requires a written formal business plan, a slide presentation and visual aids, and many hours of practice in delivering a ten minute “shark tank” style presentation to a panel of judges and a live audience... complete with a question and answer session.
With this win, Evodia is now being one of 35 teams to compete for the national title at the Virtual Enterprise National Business Plan Competition in New York City in April.The following students were on the presentation team:Scott Klosen - CEODamien Foster - COOMichael Wisker - VP of MarketingGabi Pugliese - VP of CommunicationsGarrett Peterson - VP of FinanceRCK SENIOR HONORED AT MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. BREAKFASTJanuary 2023: Roy C. Ketcham HS Senior Amanda Arvelo was honored at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast, sponsored by the Catharine Street Legacy Committee. An MLK scholarship recipient is a student that understands and embraces the philosophy of "giving back" and supporting others.Click here to read more.
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