Archer Daniels Midland, Junior Achievement host JA Titan competition

Staff Writer
Chillicothe Times-Bulletin

On Friday, April 25 Central Illinois High School Students will compete in JA Titan, an online business simulation from Junior Achievement.   Each member of the top two winning teams will receive a scholarship to the college of his or her choice. $6,000 worth of college scholarships and prizes will be awarded.  Participating schools include Dunlap High School, East Peoria Community High School, Limestone Community High School, Morton High School, Peoria High School, Quest Charter Academy High School, and Washington Community High School. 

JA Titan’s software game allows students to compete against one another as CEO’s of simulated companies.  Players plan and execute each aspect of a business including price, production, marketing, capital investment and research and development.  Like any business today, the goal is to reach a balance of supply and demand at an efficient cost of production while competing with each other and other fictional companies in the industry.  The software calculates each team’s Performance Index (PI) based upon a weighted measurement of the company’s value and performance. 

After lunch donated by Alexander’s Steakhouse, Keynote speaker Peoria City Council Member Chuck Weaver will share with students lessons from his extensive business experience.  Weaver is a graduate of Dunlap High, Bradley University, and DePaul Law School, an At-Large Peoria City Council Member, current Chairman of the United States Polo Association, and Past President of Weaver Enterprises.

This competition is sponsored by ADM, OSF HealthCare, Komatsu, Illinois American Water, Morgan Stanley, Illinois Central College and Alexander’s Steakhouse.