Cabrini Junior Achievement PresentationCabrini High School students, as part of Ms. Holtgreve’s Economics elective course, recently participated in the “Trust Your Crazy Ideas Challenge,” sponsored by the Junior Achievement, the Drew Brees Foundation and the Idea Village. The Challenge asked local students to create either a product or an idea for a business. Students from the Greater New Orleans area competed, and out of 122 entries, three Cabrini teams have been selected for the Top 20 semi-final round.

Click the photo to view a slideshow from the JA Press Conference, or click below to read more!


The winning students were invited to attend a press conference with Drew Brees on December 5, where they met with Drew Brees and introduced their ideas. 

Lemuria Clark’17, working with Kelsey Pinera’17, submitted a proposal for a basketball clinic for local youth groups. Hannah Susslin’17 has created a business to make and sell headbands to raise money for charity groups. Arielle Dixon’17, working with Karrington Keller’18, Abigail Martory’18, and Taylor Mumford’17, proposed an idea for creating and selling organic makeup.

For the next 8 weeks, our Cabrini competitors will attend the JA Idea Accelerator workshop, an intense course where they will develop their business ideas and hone their pitch skills. The winner of the Greater New Orleans competition will win $5,000 in scholarship money and their school will win $2,500.

The Greater New Orleans Champion will compete against winners from Baton Rouge and Shreveport for the State Champion title and an additional $10,000 in scholarship money. Their school will win an additional $5,000.

The goal of the program is to educate and inspire students to trust their ideas and learn strategies to bring them to fruition. Students work in teams to create a product or service that they will produce and potentially market to the public.

Cabrini Junior Achievement PresentationClick the photo at right to view a slideshow from the presentation at Cabrini!

(pictured at right, l-r) Lemuria Clark, Hannah Susslin, Arielle Dixon

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