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:

  • 89% agreed JA Titan was an exciting way to learn how a business operates.
  • 86% agreed the business mentor was helpful in relating JA Titan to real life business experiences.
  • 66% 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

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


2017 Qualifying Rounds:

Tuesday, October 10th
Hosted by:

 - 1000 Lincoln Blvd, Clinton, IA


Participating School: Camanche High and Central DeWitt High
Sponsored by: Clinton Hy-Vee, CF Industries, LyondellBasell, and State Farm Insurance - Jeff Reed


Tuesday, October 17th
Hosted by:

 - 2210 Second Avenue, Muscatine, IA

Participating School: North Cedar and West Liberty
Sponsored by: Carver Pump Company, Liberty Communication, RIVO, Inc., and West Liberty State Bank


Wednesday, October 25th
Hosted by:


 - 312 E 3rd St, Kewanee, IL


Participating Schools: Annawan High, Galva High, Geneseo High, and Kewanee High
Sponsored by: Black Hawk College, Central Bank Illinois, Gold Star FS, State Bank of Toulon, and Union Federal Savings & Loan


Thursday, October 26th
Hosted by:


 - 6600 34th Ave Moline, IL 61265


Participating Schools: Moline High, Rock Island High, and United Township High


Friday, October 27th
Hosted by:

 - 173 IL-2, Dixon, IL


Participating Schools: Dixon High, LaSalle Peru High, Newman Central Catholic, and Princeton High
Sponsored by: Ag View FS and Central Bank Illinois


Thursday, November 2nd
Hosted by:

 - 518 Locust St, Davenport, IA

Participating Schools: Assumption High, Bettendorf High, Davenport North High, Davenport West High, and North Scott High
Sponsored by: Driven Leads, Jim Victor, TAG Communications, Twin State Technical Services, and Wells Fargo

Thursday, November 2nd
Hosted by:

 - 210 Court St, Burlington, IA


Participating School: Mediapolis High
Sponsored by: Greater Burlington Partnership and Hawkeye Pedershaab


Tuesday, November 7th
Hosted by:


 - 8342 NICC Drive, Peosta, IA

Participating Schools: Alternative Learning Center-Alta Vista Campus, Bellevue High, Dubuque Senior, Galena High, Wahlert Catholic High, and Western Dubuque High
Sponsored by: Cottingham & Butler and Dupaco Community Credit Union

Scholarship Round:

Wednesday, November 15th
Hosted by:
 - 1000 Brady St, Davenport, IA

Sponsored by: Arby's





2016 JA Titan Champions!

Mediapolis High School mentored by Don Schmidgall from Hawkeye Pedershaab


Second Place - Geneseo High School mentored by Brett Decker from Central Bank Illinois


Third Place - Princeton Township High School mentored by Rick Clary from Central Bank Illinois