High Schoolers Compete in Business Challenge 

They’re our next titans of industry– in training.Local high school students headed to the University of Maine Thursday for the Junior Achievement Titan Business Challenge. The competition puts students into the role of CEOs. They team up to create a virtual business, and have to make decisions on such things as pricing and marketing strategies.Each team has an advisor from local businesses to help.”They have to be able to listen, to process information and then within the time limit make a decision on where they’re going to go in the future,” says Irv Marsters, owner of the Bangor Letter Shop and one of the business advisors.”This give us experience, practicing being in a business and running a business. A lot of us do this because it’s something we want to do in the future,” says Brewer High School senior, Evan Taylor.Students in Portland and Lewiston were also taking part in the Titan Challenge Thursday, with everyone competing for the state title.At the end of the day, a team from Bangor Christian finished in first place in the state, while a team from Brewer High School came in second.