West G. Enters the Business World
by Stephanie Bricklebank, Staff Writer

West G has some future business leaders in the making. Out of all the students participating in the business courses located here, on April 6th two groups of Mr. Callahan’s business students ventured out to the JA Titan Competition 2006, a real world competition that asks high school business students to run their own fictional companies.
The two teams consisted of Alyssa Balzano, Nick Benz, Carson Makowski Ryan Urban, and Stewart Wincek, Frank Cosenza, Jackie Kosovich, and Chase Poole.
The teams were asked to make decisions for their company, a fictional company marketing the Holo-Generator. Some of the decision-making process included deciding what to do about price, capital investment, research, development and production of their product. All of these are important elements that make a successful Holo-Generator business and a winning team.
Out of 16 area school teams, both of the West G. teams placed in the top four in the morning portion and advanced to the finals. The West. G team that included Stewart Wincek, Chase Poole, Jackie Kosovich and Frank Cosenza earned second place overall, a great victory over other big regional schools. In order to achieve this, the team had to use its skills of charting and interpreting data, giving reports, critical thinking and teamwork.
The team each won $50 and have the chance to compete in the National Elimination Rounds, which are held the day after Prom, May 20th. Junior Achievement is a non-profit organization sponsored by corporate and individual contributors. It is found in middle schools, elementary schools,