Drs. David & Agnes Palmer JA Titan Competition


JA Titan® allows high school students to apply their business knowledge by competing online in a fictional industry. While simulating business quarters, students make decisions on price, production, marketing, capital investment and research & development. These decisions determine the success or failure of their virtual company, and help students understand what it’s like to work in a global economy.

Students within JA of the Heartland's territory get to put their skills and knowledge gained from JA Titan to the test by competing in the Drs. David & Agnes Palmer JA Titan Competition.  Top performing teams are awarded scholarship money for post-secondary education. 

Here's what our students say about the competition:

  • 90% agreed JA Titan was an exciting way to learn how a business operates.
  • 90% agreed the business mentor was helpful in relating JA Titan to real life business experiences.
  • 63% agreed JA Titan made them think about their potential to have their own business.

"JA Titan is an extremely engaging activity that helps students learn not only about the running of business, but also how to actively work in a team and cooperate." - JA Titan Student

"JA Titan has opened my eyes to all of the decisions that go on behind the scenes of a business. I learned a lot of financial tips and different strategies that companies use to be successful." - JA Titan Student

"Encouraging our students to pursue business careers is a great way to build competitive strength in our community. The Drs. David & Agnes Palmer JA Titan competition helps encourage students to become the business leaders of tomorrow."

- - Mark Post, Chief Operating Officer, Carver Pump Company


Check out this video of our friends at Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley! Although it isn't identical to our JA Titan competitions, it will give you a good idea of what it's all about!


For more information, please contact Katie at katie.sothmann@ja.org or 309-277-3919.


2018 Champions!

1st Place - Mediapolis High School, mentored by Ben Schmidgall, Hawkeye Pedershaab

2nd Place - Moline High School, mentored by Steffin Timmer, Deloitte LLP

3rd Place - Geneseo High School, mentored by Brett Decker, Central Bank Illinois


2018 Qualifying Rounds:

Tuesday, October 16th
Hosted by:

 - 1000 Lincoln Blvd, Clinton, IA


Participating Schools: Camanche High and Central DeWitt High
Sponsored by: Hy-Vee Food Store, Iowa Mutual Insurance Company and LyondellBasell

Advancing to the Scholarship Round - Central DeWitt High School


Thursday, October 18th
Hosted by:

 - 2210 Second Avenue, Muscatine, IA

Participating Schools: Louisa-Muscatine High, Muscatine High, West Branch High, West Liberty High and Wilton High
Sponsored by: Carver Pump Company, HNI Corporation, Liberty Communications, RIVO and West Liberty State Bank

Advancing to the Scholarship Round - West Liberty High School


Thursday, October 18th
Hosted by:

- 404 E 3rd St, Kewanee, IL 61443



Participating Schools: Annawan High, Geneseo High, and Kewanee High
Sponsored by: Remington Seeds, LLC, Black Hawk College, Central Bank Illinois, Great Dane Trailers, Martin Engineering, State Bank of Toulon and Union Federal Savings & Loan Association

Advancing to the Scholarship Round - Geneseo High School

Tuesday, October 30th
Hosted by:


 - 6600 34th Ave Moline, IL 61265


Participating Schools: Moline High and Sherrard High
Sponsored by: American Rental Association, Black Hawk College, Elliott Aviation and The Sedona Group

Advancing to the Scholarship Round - Moline High School

Tuesday, October 30th
Hosted by:

 - 173 IL-2, Dixon, IL


Participating Schools: La Salle Peru High, Mendota High, Newman Central Catholic High and Prophetstown High
Sponsored by: Ag View FS, Central Bank Illinois, Eureka Savings Bank, KSB Hospital, Spectrum Brands and UPM Raflatac

Advancing to the Scholarship Round - Newman Central Catholic High School

Thursday, November 1st
Hosted by:

 - 518 Locust St, Davenport, IA

Participating Schools: Assumption High, Davenport North High, Davenport West High, North Scott High and Pleasant Valley High
Sponsored by: Lujack's Northpark Auto Plaza, Parr Instrument Company, Driven Leads, elanders Americas, Lance Heuer, Nestle USA, Twin State Technical Services, Ltd. and U.S. Bank N.A.

Advancing to the Scholarship Round - Assumption High School

Thursday, November 1st
Hosted by:

 - 210 Court St, Burlington, IA

Participating School: Burlington High, and Holy Trinity JR/SR High and Mediapolis High
Sponsored by: Great River Health Systems, Hawkeye Pedershaab and Mediapolis Savings Bank

Advancing to the Scholarhship Round - Mediapolis High School

Tuesday, November 6th
Hosted by:


 - 8342 NICC Drive, Peosta, IA

Participating Schools: Bellevue High, Dubuque ALC, Dubuque Senior High, Galena High and Southwestern High
Sponsored by: Dupaco Community Credit Union, Bellevue State Bank, Benchmark Capital, Brimeyer Electric, Cottingham & Butler, Dupaco Community Credit Union, ITC Midwest, John Deere Construction & Forestry, Northeast Iowa Community College and TAG Communications


Scholarship Round:

Wednesday, November 14th
Hosted by:
 - 1000 Brady St, Davenport, IA

Sponsored by: Arby's