Panther Kudos: Business Challenge; Global Youth Institute

Posted November 25, 2019

Congratulations to these Plymouth High School students on their recent recognitions!

2 students with  certificate next to Ms. Winter

Jacob Honeck and Cody Dessloch, winners of the Junior Achievement Business Challenge held Nov. 12 at Acuity, pose for a photo with their mentor for the event, Melissa Winter, VP of Business Consulting for Acuity.

Business Challenge

A team from Plymouth High School won the recent Junior Achievement Business Challenge, which puts students in the CEO seat of a computer-simulated company.

At the event, held Nov. 12 at Acuity in Sheboygan, 48 teams from high schools across Sheboygan County made business decisions about a futuristic Holo-Generator product.

As the first-place team, PHS students Jacob Honeck and Cody Dessloch each won $1,500 and will compete at the State Business Challenge in May.

Four other teams from Plymouth High School also participated:

  • Sarah Klas and Jack Keller
  • Reed Gahagan, Micah Falk and Zach Stucke
  • Matthew Sheridan, Emerson Cotter and Nikolai Jirikowic
  • Ella Allstrand and Luci Bein
5 students arm in arm

Anna Brink, far right, with other Global Youth Institute delegates from Wisconsin. Photo courtesy of Plia Xiong/UW–Madison CALS

Global Youth Institute

Plymouth High School student Anna Brink was one of five Wisconsin students chosen as a delegate to the recent Global Youth Institute conference in Des Moines, Iowa.

The institute, which took place Oct. 16-19 during the annual World Food Prize International Symposium, is an opportunity for high school students to gather with peers, educators, researchers, and policy-makers from around the world to discuss challenges and solutions to hunger and poverty.

The five Wisconsin delegates were selected in April from 69 participants at the fifth annual Wisconsin Youth Institute hosted by the UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Students research, write, submit, present, and discuss papers about a global food security issue under the supervision of a teacher or mentor; Anna’s paper examined food security in Guatemala.


Learn more:

• Check out the Academic Excellence section of our award-winning District Report Card to learn more about how our students create knowledge and develop skills to become leaders and innovators in the ever-evolving global community.