Local Students Join Junior Achievement of Central Florida’s Hall of Fame Event

Next Wednesday, November 13 from 6 – 9 p.m., seven local students will hit the stage for Junior Achievement of Central Florida’s 36th annual Mid-Florida Business Hall of Fame. If you’ve never been to this event, which typically draws more than 1,000 business and community leaders, it’s when Junior Achievement (JA) inducts deserving Central Florida business leaders into the Hall of Fame.

These local students – or JA’s “Shining Stars” – play a major part in the event by co-hosting and inducting the honorees. Outlined below are the “Shining Stars” for this year’s event:

Jonathan C. Jones, sophomore, Junior Achievement Academy for Leadership and Entrepreneurship at Oak Ridge High School – Co-host

Sadia Sookram, sophomore, Junior Achievement Academy for Leadership and Entrepreneurship at Oak Ridge High School– Co-host

Hope Hurst, fourth grade, Blankner K-8 School – leading the invocation

Brock Seneff, fourth grade, The Geneva School – inducting James M. Seneff , founder and executive chairman of CNL (Brock is the grandson of Mr. Seneff)

 Nyala Shuler, senior, Edgewater High School – inducting Dr. John Hitt, president of the University of Central Florida

Trip Carson, fourth grade, Blankner K-8 School – inducting Joan Ruffier, community leader and CPA

Ariella Silver, eighth grade, Teague Middle School – presenting Harold Mills, chief executive officer of ZeroChaos, with the Spirit of Achievement Award

The event will take place at the Rosen Centre Hotel. Tickets are $250 each, or $2,500 for a table of ten. To register or request sponsorship information, contact Susan Haugen at shaugen@jacentralfl.org or (407) 898-2121 ext. 19 or visit JACentralFl.org