Cariboo Cookies team Liam Fletcher (left)

Cariboo Cookies team Liam Fletcher (left)

Cariboo Cookies go for people’s choice award

The lakecity’s Cariboo Cookies junior achievers are now part of an online competition for the Junior Achievement People’s Choice Award.

The lakecity’s Cariboo Cookies junior achievers are now part of an online competition for the Junior Achievement People’s Choice Award.

The competition started Tuesday, Jan. 21 and runs through until noon on Feb. 28.

The Lake City Secondary Cariboo Cookies team was among 20 teams from around the province who participated in the  Junior Achievers B.C. Innovation Jam in Vancouver on Monday, Jan. 20.

The Cariboo Cookies video pitch is posted on the JuniorAchievementBC YouTube channel along with pitches from the other participating teams.

Each team’s challenge is to drive traffic to YouTube to view and “like” their pitch.

The lakecity team asks the public to view their video and spread the work among family, friends, and workplace contacts to view their video then vote for them.

“We want Cariboo Cookies at Lake City Secondary (WL Campus) to win the People’s Choice Award,” says group’s Marketing 12 class teacher Linda Black.

“This event has been such a worthwhile experience for my Marketing 12 students and I am so very proud of their accomplishments this semester.

The opportunity to participate in such an event will be an ever lasting memory for Sabrina Kyle, Pippa Reissner, Liam Fletcher, Carly Lange, Brady Gale and Dayton Ablitt.”

She asks the public to take a few minutes to view their video and select a “like” as many times as the system will allow until the deadline on Feb. 28 at noon.

“With the efforts of our community, I am positive that we can help the students reach their goal of winning this online voting competition!”

The Marketing 12 Cariboo Cookies Junior Achievement group is selling fortune cookies in a variety of flavours including strawberry, Pina colada, and dark chocolate. The fortune cookies are priced at $2.50 each with all net proceeds being donated to the Boys and Girls Club after school programs in Williams Lake.

If you are interested in purchasing flavoured fortune cookies or want to learn more about the Junior Achievement Program e-mail the group at cariboocookies@gmail.com.