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NMC team win record number of Junior Achievement Awards

May 31, 2017


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​The Nelson McIntyre Junior Achievement team won a record 12 awards at the annual Junior Achievement banquet at the Canad Inn Polo Park for their innovative DOT, an ear bud de-tangler.

Here are the awards that the team won: 

  1. Best Business Plan

  2. Most Innovative Product

  3. Highest Unit Sales

  4. Highest Dollar Sales

  5. Human Resources VP of the Year – Katy Hawthorne

  6. Marketing VP of the Year – JoAnn Pinera

  7. Safety and Health VP of the Year – Audrey Sims

  8. Production VP of the Year – Walid Ayyache

  9. Best Trade Show Booth

  10. Anthony McLaughlin Memorial Scholarship – Walid Ayyacche $750.00

  11. Future Leader of Manitoba Award – Brandon McEwan $1000.00

  12. and the most prestigious award of the lot:  Company of the Year!


​NMC's Junior Achievement Team spent the year designing, manufacturing, and marketing a their invention called The Dot.  The Dot is a product for your mobile device that acts as an earphone de-tangler and a hands-free stand for your device. Each Dot has been hand manufactured in NMCs Woodworking shop.  The students have worked on this project after school hours under the direction of JA Manitoba and NMC staff in order to learn about entrepreneurship.  Proceeds from The Dot go to the Dream Factory to fuel dreams for kids fighting life-threatening illness. 


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​Junior Achievement Manitoba is a volunteer organization that offers six business education programs, delivered at no cost to elementary, middle and high school students (grades 3 - 12). More than 150 schools throughout Manitoba participate in JA every year. Delivered by local volunteers, JA programs enable young people to develop essential life skills through exposure to interactive activities and innovative business solutions.  We are very grateful to our business partners at JA Manitoba for their energy, commitment and expertise.

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​Congratulations to the DOT team at NMC for such an incredible display of achievement and success, which continued at the University of Manitoba Venture Championships.  Here the team was awarded: 


  • 3rd place n the Pitch Competition,

  • 2nd place in the Trade Show Event,

  • 2nd place in  Logo Design,

  • and 1st place in the prestigious Business Presentation and Document.

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RT @Danelle2: All systems a-go tonight as @SipnTimber finalizes their business plan and product design! @JAManitoba #sipsetsmile #entrepreneur @nmcLRSD

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RT @nmc_ed: Big thank you to Angelo Mendoza for welcoming our Martial Arts block to Bushido-Kai Canada. #lightthetorch

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RT @kimberleyadair: Thank you to the innovative @louis_riel_sd educators who shared their passions with us at #LRSDignite Beginning with @AnnickRauch sparking our fires and ending with @Jenn_L_Oldfield reminding us to believe in ourselves, audience members were inspired innovate! #LRSDInnovate

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