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Winners of the Junior Achievement of New York Business Plan Competition to Ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell




Junior Achievement of New York (JA New York) Business Plan Competition student finalists squared-off in the final round of the competition last week at NASDAQ OMX MarketSite in New York City's Times Square.

In honor of the occasion, "Infinity," the winning student team from W.T. Clarke High School, Long Island, will ring the NASDAQ Closing Bell. They will be joined by JA New York representatives. Infinity's business plan introduced a new material to the hosiery industry.

The third annual JA New York Business Plan Competition program kicked-off in early spring 2010 with six weeks of a business education program that encouraged students to work collaboratively to develop and present a competitive and winning business plan. Students were encouraged to identify a need in the marketplace and present a sound business concept to address this need. More than 700 NYC and Long Island students competed. The competition moved through a series of lightening competition rounds, with the exciting, final show-down taking place at NASDAQ MarketSite.

JA New York is a NASDAQ OMX Educational Foundation partner.


  • Student Team Winners - "Infinity" from W.T. Clarke High School
  • Principal and Educators, W. T. Clarke High School
  • JA New York representatives
  • G. C. Andersen - JA New York BPC Founding Partner & Board Member


NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio


Friday, June 4th, 2010 at 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET       


Jacqueline Dolly

(212) 907-0046

Marisa Morrison

(212) 907-0072 (office)

(518) 788-7966 (mobile)

NASDAQ MarketSite:

Robert Madden

(646) 441-5045

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About Junior Achievement of New York:

For over 80 years, Junior Achievement of New York (JA New York) has delivered economic empowerment programs to NYC and Long Island students. Through a dedicated volunteer network, JA New York provides free K-12 in-school and after-school programs.

Founded in 1929, Junior Achievement of New York is the local affiliate of Junior Achievement Worldwide, the world's largest and fastest-growing organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Today, Junior Achievement Worldwide reaches approximately 9.5 million students globally. Junior Achievement programs focus on three key content areas: work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy: The Three Pillars of Student Success.

For more information about JA New York and its programs, visit

About NASDAQ OMX Educational Foundation:

The mission of The NASDAQ OMX Educational Foundation is to promote learning about capital formation, financial markets and entrepreneurship through innovative educational programs. It was established in New York City in 1994 and is supported entirely by contributions from The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.


The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with more than 3,600 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market, NASDAQ OMX Nordic, NASDAQ OMX Baltic, NASDAQ OMX First North, and the U.S. 144A sector. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and exchange-traded funds. NASDAQ OMX technology supports the operations of over 70 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries.  NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic are not legal entities but describe the common offering from NASDAQ OMX exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit Please follow NASDAQ OMX on Facebook ( and Twitter (


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