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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Allison Benner, College Relations Associate - Media, 610-740-3790

CEDAR CREST COLLEGE AND JUST BORN, INC ANNOUNCE WINNERS OF HIGH SCHOOL "iCandy: Choose Ur Chew" CONTEST

Allentown, PA (October 22, 2007) - Last spring, students from local high schools were challenged by Cedar Crest College and Just Born, Inc. to come up with their most creative and innovative viral marketing concepts for two of the local company's best-known candy brands, MIKE AND IKE® and PEANUT CHEWS®.  Area high school students received education on marketing fundamentals through informational workshops conducted by the Cedar Crest College Innovation Team.  The high school teams submitted their ideas and on September 28, 2007, after making it through the semi-final round, the top five teams gathered at Cedar Crest College for judging and the live announcement of the grand prize winning marketing concept.  The contest was made possible by a grant from Just Born, Inc.

The winners were as follows:

  • GRAND PRIZE - Kim Wagner and Sarah Barchini, Parkland High School:  "Men Love Sports"
    • Faculty Advisor, Lori O'Neill
    • Prize included $700 awarded to the Parkland High School Marketing Club and a Just Born factory tour
  • 1st Runner Up: Erica Mendez and Douglas Reddinger, William Allen High School:  "Fireworks"
    • Faculty Advisor, Connie Ganey
    • Prize included $200 awarded to the William Allen High School Marketing Club and a day to shadow Cedar Crest College Student Innovators Kara Kaskiw and Kristian Parchinski
  • 2nd Runner Up: Ryan Long and Ceola Blake, Parkland High School:  "Make your Way out the Box"
    • Faculty Advisor, Lori O'Neill
    • Prize included $100 awarded to the Parkland High School Marketing Club and a day to shadow Cedar Crest College Student Innovators Kara Kaskiw and Kristian Parchinski
  • All student finalists received Just Born goodie bags and t-shirts.

Judging was conducted by representatives from Cedar Crest College, Just Born, Inc. and the Morning Call.

 

About Cedar Crest College's Marketing Program

The Department of Business and Management's marketing program prepares students for a career in marketing and organizations through well rounded exposure to rigorous study of marketing theory and hands-on, practical experience in the combined areas of creativity, public relations, promotions, direct marketing, branding, advertising, sales management, international commerce, marketing planning and effective implementation.  For more information, visit www.cedarcrest.edu/business.

 

About Just Born, Inc.

Just Born, Inc., is a privately owned company founded in 1923 and headquartered in Bethlehem, PA.  Just Born also makes PEEPS® Marshmallow Candies, HOT TAMALES® Chewy Cinnamon and Mint Flavored Candies, ZOURS® Chewy Sour Candies, TEENEE BEANEE® Jellybeans, and PEANUT CHEWS® Brand Candies.  Its PEANUT CHEWS® manufacturing facility is located in Philadelphia, PA. The company employs over 560 associates and markets its candy in over 50 countries.

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