Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas Announces 2011 JA Hall of Achievement Laureates

Dec 28, 2010, 08:10 ET from Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas

Inductees demonstrate vision, leadership, while driving results for top Houston businesses

HOUSTON, Dec. 28, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas today announced three laureates who will be inducted into the 2011 JA Hall of Achievement.  The induction ceremony will be held on April 20, 2011 at the InterContinental Houston.

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The 2011 laureates were selected by a committee comprised of previous inductees of the JA Hall of Achievement and Junior Achievement of Southeast Board of Directors.  Criteria for induction include business excellence, vision and innovation, inspiring leadership, and philanthropy.

The 2011 JA Hall of Achievement laureates include:

  • Anthony W. Hall, Jr., Attorney at Law, Law Office of Anthony Hall, Jr.
  • Robert C. McNair, Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer, Houston Texans
  • Beth Wolff, Chairman and CEO, Beth Wolff Realtors

Rick Franke, president of Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas, noted, "These laureates epitomize the entrepreneurial spirit while being positive role models for the young people who would walk in their footsteps."

Anthony Hall is being recognized for his accomplishments of two decades of public service with the city of Houston and state legislature, corporate law practice, and service to his country. Bob McNair is being honored due to his distinguished achievement as a leading businessman, sportsman and philanthropist in the city of Houston for more than 50 years. Beth Wolff has been selected for her groundbreaking success as a Houston business woman and owner and commitment to the community.

In addition to the induction ceremony, the laureates are honored in a permanent educational display located within Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas' experiential learning center, JA BizTown located at Dacoma and T.C. Jester. Each laureate's life story is displayed to share a unique perspective of the individual's life as an adult as well as a child.  In each laureate's story, children find threads of hope and the motivation to dream bigger, work harder, and most importantly, never give up on themselves. Nearly 20,000 young people participate in the hands-on JA BizTown experience every school year.

The JA Hall of Achievement was founded by Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas in 2006, and has inducted fifteen Houstonians to date. For more information about the event, visit houston.ja.org/events.html.

Media Contact: Kevin Hattery, +1-713-682-4500 x231

SOURCE Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas