July 23, 2020- The following awards recognize outstanding student performance in a JA program during the 2019-2020 school year:

Individual Awards 

Jan Bell-Irving Award for Women’s Leadership 

  • Maria SmithHandsworth Secondary School, North Vancouver. This $2,500 award recognizes a female Junior Achiever who demonstrates the ambition to lead and the ability to do so with collaboration and kindness. 

Dr. Donald Rix Inspiring Business Excellence Scholarship 

  • Sofia LopezHugh McRoberts Secondary, Richmond. This $2,500 award recognizes a new immigrant, rural or Indigenous student who has demonstrated significant growth in business, learning, leadership, and/or entrepreneurial skills. 

Student Company Awards 

Celebrate Entrepreneurship Award sponsored by the Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Competitiveness 

  • Planture Maria SmithAmelia Lim, Ashley SmithVanessa Chan, Diyah Khan, Sofia Strizhkova. View announcement post and application video. Company Program Host- Accenture, Vancouver. This $3,000 award recognizes the JA Student Company that demonstrates the most innovation in their business. 

CIBC Student Company of the Year Award 

  • ReNotify– Emily Janzen, Sofia Spooner, Abby Richardson, Kai Lu, Allison Stevens, Emily Janzen, Charlotte Weaver, Owen Howard, Hyun Woo (Matthew) Park, Dongjo (DJ) Lee, Oimiao (Emily) Tang. View announcement post and application video. Company Program Host- TD Canada Trust, Lonsdale, North VancouverThis $3,000 award acknowledges excellence in teamwork, creativity, innovation and outstanding planning and operation of a JA Student Company. 

Two Student Companies will represent JABC for the JA Canada Student Company of the Year Award 

Team Competition Awards 

BC Business Challenge Online Award 

  • Winter 2020: West Point Grey Academy, Vancouver. Students: Joshua Lorincz, Rhys Berenzy, Sui Lun Li 

JABC Investment Strategies Stock Market Challenge Award 

  • Spring 2020: Eshaun Gill, Vikram Dosanjh, Gavin Dhillon- David Thompson Secondary, Vancouver 
  •  Fall 2019Ben Hepditch– Whistler Secondary School, Whistler 

Discover your Pitch Awards 

Discovery Foundation’s Discover your Pitch program, presented by JABC, is an exclusive investor pitch competition for high school students who have taken a JA entrepreneurial program. 

First Place ($2,500) 

  • OneHemp– Termeh Moini, Rebecca Pin, Emily Batty, Danelle Anderson, and Aly Dhanani from Heritage Woods Secondary School, Port Moody 

Second Place ($1,000) 

  • Scan Lock Pro- Mataya Lyons, and Makenna Johns from Duchess Park Secondary School, Prince George. 

Third Place ($500) 

  • CultureCase– Ethaniel Tan, Rachel Wong, and Felicia Chen from various secondary schools, Vancouver. 

Elevator Pitch ($1,000) 

  • Easy A+, Eric Jin and Abteen Arab from Lord Byng Secondary School, Vancouver  


Congratulations to all these students!