Championship Camp session

Congratulations to everyone who made it to the final round of competition in this year’s Youth About Business summer programs – Championship Camp!

Championship Camp students have demonstrated their knowledge in business and skill at teamwork. Now they are gathered at Columbia University for one more chance to take home the title of National YAB Champions as well as stock in a major company.

Throughout the week these students will participate in sessions on business concepts and operations, visit some of the world’s largest corporations, and enjoy outings in the city as they continue to develop their intellectual and interpersonal skills in preparation to become the next generation of leaders.

This year’s Championship Camp teams are listed below, and each team shared with YAB thoughts on their approach to this week’s competition.

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Team Members: Nicholas Pena, Ryan Henry, Gabriel Hill, Namiah Hughes

We have a smaller team so we we are going to have to be more cohesive – be more involved as a whole and communicate between each other about what we’re working on.

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Team Members: Sondra Bagley, Kaleb Mack, Jhanvi Desai, Zachary Jackson

This team says their experiences at the YAB Basic and Advanced Camps will help them tackle the challenge of Championship Camp.

We’re already communicating well, we’re good presenters, good at answering questions, and good with numbers.

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Team Members: Celeste Jackson, Joshua Jeon, Kevan Washington, Katelyn Edwards

We’re a really well-rounded team. We know our stuff, we’re prepared and we’re coming ready to win.

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Team Members: Jeremy Fant, Kate Rives, Khushi Joshi, Marteas Johnson, Joshua Mack

This team says they won’t let the increased intensity and complexity of the Championship Camp case hold them back.

We’re focused, we’re ready to fight and we’re ten steps ahead.

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Team Members: Anthoneik Tatum, Jayden Mulligan, Stella Harkness, Thomas Lieber, Javian Bogan

The team worked together earlier this month at the Basic Columbia Camp, and they say with a little more effort and a lot more sleep, they can come out as a top-performing team.

We did it before and we can do it again. Our team brings every side of the C suite alive. We put our heads together, we’re competitive.

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Team Members: Christopher Jones, Dwight Levy, Kyla Bursey, Dylan France

We are all dedicated and interested in winning. We want to work our hardest and believe that if we give our best, we will receive the best.

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Team Members: Socrates Raftis, Jennifer Huang, Chyna Broodie, Miles Moody, Zoe Klenke

The team previously worked together at Basic Camp and says that that will help them with this new competition.

Now that we know our set roles from last [camp] we can work to better our understanding of the company we have and use that knowledge.

Our team is very well-equipped to handle the challenges of this program. Our team is also very diverse and we all complement each other. We’re all ready to face this challenge.

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Team Members: Courtney McCants, Sameer Chowdhury, Arnav Gupta, William Dionne

The stakes are higher, so all of us are going to increase our work effort.

Our main focus is to have extremely strong research – looking through all the forms like 10ks and outside research as well – so that we can have a competitive advantage against the other teams.

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Team Members: Adrian Guo, Jaskaran Singh, Jerry Sun, Philip Meng, Sunny Hu

This team says they are ready to take on the challenges of Champ Camp now that they are working as a larger company in this round of competition.

We work really well together and we’ve gotten to know each other really well over the past few weeks. We were a good team to begin with in the first week, so I think we’re even better now.

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