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Northeast Times | November 29, 2021

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Eaton student business group wins national FedEx challenge

Eaton student business group wins national FedEx challenge

A group of Eaton High School students has won the third season of the FedEx Junior Business Challenge, one of the top student-led business competitions in the nation.

Through their company “Our Story,” the Eaton students created motivational journals as a way to help teens reduce anxiety and stress. The journals, aimed at teen girls, also help users achieve their goals by providing them with weekly tasks to stay on track.

Our Story’s staff members include students Rachel Bailey, Madyson Hooley, Logan Kelley, and Kaylin Yudice. The group represented the Junior Achievement of the Chisholm Trail, a local organization that prepares primary through secondary students for work-readiness and entrepreneurship while fostering financial literacy skills, in the FedEx Junior Business Challenge.

With their victory, the students earned a $75,000 donation from FedEx to the Junior Achievement of the Chisholm Trail.

At the challenge, hosted at the East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta in conjunction with the PGA Tour, students from across the country presented their companies to a panel of judges. Scoring the students at the national event were former NBA player Steve Smith, PGA Tour player Tommy Fleetwood, professional caddy Ian Finnis, Dream Beard founder Ryan Lane, and PGA Tour executive Laura Neal.

To prepare for the national competition, the students spent the previous day pitching their company to Coca-Cola executives at their national headquarters in Atlanta. Prior to that, they advanced to the national competition by qualifying through regional competition in Fort Worth in advance of the Charles Schwab Challenge PGA Tour event in May.

For more information about Our Story, click here to visit the company’s website or click here to view the company’s Instagram profile.