By Valerie Warren
Ten Union students participated in the JA Titan Challenge at Hawkeye Community College this past Wednesday, November 16, 2016.  Students attending were Rachel Hall, Destiny Brockway, Jackie Barz, Jacob Higgins, Keaton Newgren, Daycen Douglass, Clayton Thiele, Ryan Miller, John Boisen and Jack Ollendick. The JA Titan Challenge is an interactive online business simulation that offers a unique way for juniors and seniors to learn what it takes to compete in the marketplace and run a successful business.  Students analyze situations, apply information under time pressure, interpret and chart data, think critically, make decisions, solve math problems and work together as a team.  The goal is to reach a balance of supply and demand at an efficient cost of production.  All teams begin with equal levels of cash and inventory and manufacturing capacity. The team with the highest performance index (PI) is the winning team.  The Union team of John Boisen and Ryan Miller placed fifth winning a Target gift card.