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Students to participate in Junior Executive Challenge

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More than 400 high school students will connect with more than 200 members of the Upstate business and education communities during Junior Executive Challenge on April 23 at the Greenville Convention Center. The event will feature a formal business luncheon to connect students with local businesses to enhance networking and communication skills, interactive soft skills scenarios portrayed by staff of the Warehouse Theatre, the semifinal competition of the Junior Achievement Titian Challenge and student pitches to earn scholarships, according to a news release.

“Junior Executive Challenge is unlike any event in the Upstate,” Connie Lanzl, Junior Achievement of Upstate South Carolina president, said in the release. “Not only are these students learning to develop a competitive business and strengthening their key interpersonal work readiness skills, but also they are receiving direct real-world advice and encouragement from business role models within our community. This level of interaction is priceless.”

Participating sponsors include ABB, AXA Advisors, Bank of America, Bosch Rexroth, ECPI and Fluor Corp. Additional sponsors can be found online.

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