High school students compete in "Trust Your Crazy Idea Challenge"

Posted at 6:04 AM, Mar 10, 2020

Teens from across Louisiana will be competing for a chance to get their Crazy Ideas out into the world.

Junior Achievement will host their "Trust Your Crazy Idea Challenge" at the UL Lafayette Student Union Ballroom on Thursday, March 19 in partnership with the Brees Dream Foundation and The Idea Village.

The "Shark Tank" style pitch event puts high school students in the spotlight to share their ideas for new inventions.

The event starts at 1:00 pm and is free and open to the public.

Tickets can be purchased online at

This is the first year the state contest will be hosted in Lafayette.

David D'Aquin says that students from Acadiana High have been the top prize winners in the state competition for the last three years.

This year, the Acadiana area will be represented by a team from Teurlings Catholic.

Teams from Lake Charles, Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Shreveport will also be competing for the top prize.