Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas Presents the 2011 JA Hall of Achievement

Mar 28, 2011, 08:15 ET from Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas

Inductees include local leaders Anthony W. Hall, Jr.; Robert C. McNair; and Beth Wolff

HOUSTON, March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas will induct three new laureates into the 2011 JA Hall of Achievement on April 20, 2011 at the InterContinental Houston. The public can attend the induction ceremony by purchasing tickets from Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas.

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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, Jr. 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.

The 2011 laureates were selected by a committee comprised of previous inductees of the JA Hall of Achievement and Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas Board of Directors.  

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. To learn more about the event and purchase tickets for the event, visit www.jahouston.org.

Kevin Hattery

SOURCE Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas