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Johnston wins national Junior Achievement leadership award

March 4, 2019

Jim Johnston, representing Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana, has been named one of six Junior Achievement National Centennial Leadership Award honorees by the Junior Achievement USA Board of Directors.

Coinciding with the organization’s centennial celebration in 2019, the national awards recognize outstanding board members, volunteers and supporting companies and organizations who have exemplified exceptional service and support to Junior Achievement and its mission through the years, according to a news release Monday.

Other recipients and the Junior Achievement Areas they represent are: Catherine Brune, Chicago; Mike Curb, of Middle Tennessee (Nashville) and Southern California (Los Angeles); Spencer Eccles, Utah; Jim Hemak, the Upper Midwest (Minneapolis); and Pamela Muma, Tampa Bay.

“Jim has been a true leader and champion of Junior Achievement in our community for many years, and we are incredibly pleased that Jim is being recognized with this national award,” Lena Yarian, president of Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana, said in a statement.