Junior Achievement USA Recognizes Four Associates with National "Rising Star" Awards

Award Given to New Employees Who Have Demonstrated Outstanding Impact on the Organization[Kim McGrigg, director of communications for JA-Rocky Mountain, was one of four JA associates who received the 2015 Rising Star Award at this years National Leadership Conference.%0D%0A]Kim McGrigg, director of communications for JA-Rocky Mountain, was one of four JA associates who received the 2015 Rising Star Award at this years National Leadership Conference. Colorado Springs, Colo. Junior Achievement USA recognized four associates who have shown leadership within their JA community and performed their duties at the highest level, awarding them with the 2015 Rising Star Award.

This year's winners are:

  • Michelle Green from JA of East Texas <http://bit.ly/1KvMRYO> in Longview

  • Kim McGrigg from JA-Rocky Mountain <http://bit.ly/1y9s1mU> in Denver

  • Jessica States from JA of Lincoln <http://bit.ly/1gk7Dyf>

  • Laura Yohe from JA of Delaware Valley <http://bit.ly/1Jt5PNV> in Philadelphia

The Rising Star Award is given to mid-level staff members who are emerging leaders within the organization, and who demonstrate outstanding, measurable success in executing their responsibilities.

The award was created in 2004.Nominations were submitted by Junior Achievement (JA) local area office presidents across the country. Four award recipients were selected by a panel comprised of Junior Achievement USA? executives and operations staff.

Jessica States from JA of Lincoln poses for a photo with the president and CEO of Junior Achievement USA Jack Kosakowski. Jessica was the recipient of the 2015 Rising Star Award. The award was presented at Junior Achievement USA's recent National Leadership Conference in St. Louis, Mo., on July 23, 2015."All of this years recipients are worthy of the Rising Star Award," said Jack E. Kosakowski, president and CEO of Junior Achievement USA. "They all bring enthusiasm, dedication and passion to advancing the JA mission."

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