Kozak receives National Junior Achievement Leadership Award

Kozak receives National Junior Achievement Leadership Award The National Junior Achievement office in Colorado Springs has honored Dr. Roger Kozak for his outstanding service and support to the program's economic education efforts.

Kozak received the Bronze National Leadership Award at the Junior Achievement of Vermillion annual board retreat. The Bronze Leadership Award recognizes superior leadership and outstanding support for Junior Achievement.

Kozak currently serves as board chair for the Vermillion area as well as fund drive chair. He was a pilot volunteer in Vermillion in 2003. Kozak is also vice president emeritus for The University of South Dakota.

"The leadership and commitment to Junior Achievement by Roger is incredible. We are proud to have him as part of our team and value his insight and guidance," said Krisitie Fiegen, president of Junior Achievement of South Dakota, Inc.

Junior Achievement in Vermillion reached over 110 Vermillion area students this year. It is the world's largest and fastest growing organization dedicated to educating young people about business, economics, and free enterprise. Through age-appropriate curricula, JA programs begin at the elementary school level, teaching children how they can impact the world around them as individuals, workers, and consumers.

JA programs continue through the middle and high school grades, preparing students for additional key economic and workforce issues they will face in the future. Today, JA reaches nearly four million students through 158 offices nationwide and over one million more students in 108 countries worldwide.

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