McGavock students compete for “JA Company of the Year” in Washington D.C.

McBeanie & Co. of McGavock High School, pictured with teacher Melinda Brown (L) and TVA volunteer Jerome Terrell (R) McGavock High School students have a lot to be proud of. Five of them are in Washington D.C. right now to compete in a national competition through Junior Achievement USA. Today, the group of students will join the other 14 teams selected nationwide to compete for the “JA Company of the Year” award.

This honor comes after a lot of hard work put in by the students who participated in the JA Company Program. Through their company, McBeanies & Co., the students sold beanie stocking caps to students and teachers. It took only two short weeks to sell out of their product. The profits made from these two weeks did not go to waste. The students generously donated $200 to the Nashville Rescue Mission.

During the students' three-day stay in Washington D.C., they will produce a commercial about their company, be interviewed by business leaders and sell their beanies at a trade fair on Capitol Hill. The winners will be announced at the gala awards dinner at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center’s Pavilion Room this Wednesday.

Good luck to the students participating! We are so proud of your accomplishments!

Follow the McBeanies & Co. team on Instagram to see their adventure in Washington, D.C. When you like their photos marked with the #JASUMMIT hashtag, you are voting for them!

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