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Hudson Middle School sixth-grader Yasha Bol was elected the mayor of Junior Achievement's Biz Town after running an impressive campaign. She said the experience was a chance to see how things run in the "real world."

Junior Achievement marks 20 continuous years in Hudson

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It has been 20 years since Hudson business people, community members and teachers and students began their Junior Achievement collaboration.


JA is the oldest and largest private initiative in economic education, according to information put out by JA of Hudson in 1994.

Tim Chukel, now a Hudson Middle School math teacher, was with the JA organization back then and thought the program would be good for his hometown.

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Meg Heaton
Meg Heaton has been a reporter with the Hudson Star Observer since 1990. She has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and Native American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
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