Vermillion Volunteer Receives JA Worldwide Leadership Award

The JA Worldwide® Headquarters in Colorado Springs, CO has honored Layne Stewart of Clay County Emergency Management for his outstanding service and support to Junior Achievement of Vermillion's economic education efforts.  Layne was recently presented with the JA Worldwide Bronze Leadership Award at the JA Vermillion board retreat.

The Bronze Leadership Award recognizes superior leadership and support for Junior Achievement.  Layne currently serves as the Board Chair and Fund Drive Chair for the Vermillion JA Board.

"We are proud to have Layne as part of our team and appreciate his dedication and guidance.  His commitment and leadership to JA of Vermillion has been invaluable." said Kristie Fiegen, President of Junior Achievement of South Dakota, Inc.

Junior Achievement of Vermillion provided traditional programming in 15 public school classrooms and reached over 250 students during the 2009-10 school year.  In addition, 19 executive-level volunteers impacted over 375 Vermillion high school students with ethics education through JA Excelling through Ethics.  Across South Dakota, JA volunteers impacted over 43,000 students in the 2009-10 school year.  These classroom volunteers served as role models and used hands-on activities to teach young people about financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work readiness.

About Junior Achievement® (JA)
Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, Junior Achievement provides in-school and after-school programs for students which focus on three key content areas: work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy. Today, 126 individual area operations reach more than four million students in the United States, with an additional five million students served by operations in 122 other countries worldwide. For more information, visit

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