Junior Achievement of Maine Titan Challenge 

High school students throughout the state were competing against each other at the University of Maine Thursday.Their mission, study a certain product and come up with the best way to sell it.High school students took part in the Junior Achievement of Maine annual Titan Challenge.”Which puts students in the driver seat to be CEOs and marketing professionals.”Six high schools were at the University of Maine in Orono. Other students were competing at the University of Southern Maine and in Presque Isle too.The teams are made up of three students.”They’re learning such things as pricing production, marketing, turnable giving.”Organizers say the competition is a great way to take lessons they learn in the classroom and put them to use in a real-life setting.”We’re certainly looking for students that are also looking to perhaps have their own business some day. So this is a great experience for them to develop some confidence on decisions that they are going to have to make maybe later in life.”Zach Sirois from Bangor Christian is the returning state competition champion.Something he says gives him a little edge over the others.”Last year going into it, we didn’t really know what we we’re going to do. There was a lot of learning curve but this year we kind of had a better idea of it and are more confident.”The product the students are working with is called a halo generator.”Basically what it is, it’s new age technology that you can watch movies on, play games, video conferences and different stuff like that.”Krista Colford of Lawrence High School says the competition has been a fun experience.”The atmosphere, learning and seeing what strategies work. Completely bombing a game and then winning the next one.”Each member of the first place team wins a thousand dollar scholarship and second place gets a $500 scholarship.