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Junior Achievement announces 2010 Business Plan Challenge: The Bluegrass Apprentice

On Thursday, February 25th Junior Achievement will host the first annual JA Be Entrepreneurial Business Plan Challenge: The Bluegrass Apprentice at Applebee’s Park. High school juniors from Lexington Christian Academy and Paris High School in Bourbon County will participate in the challenge designed for students to hone their entrepreneurial skills by marketing a product or service. The students will be evaluated by an expert panel of judges including Lee Greer, Len Heller, and Mike Scanlon. The event will begin with a welcome speech from former Governor John Y. Brown, Jr. The event will begin at 9:00am and will conclude at 2:00pm.

About Junior Achievement
Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to educating young people about business, economics and free enterprise. Through a dedicated volunteer network, JA provides in-school and after-school programs for students in grades K-12. JA offers educational programs that focus on seven key content areas: business, citizenship, economics, entrepreneurship, ethics/character, financial literacy, and career development. Today over 140 offices reach more than four million students in the United States, with over two million students served by operations in 98 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.ja.org.

For more information contact:
Gwen Hacker
(859) 219-2423

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