HONORED TEACHER—Dennis Henderson, standng on the left in the back row, with students and parents of Manchester Academy Charter School.
This year’s Youth Entrepreneur Regional Business Plan Competition, held June 5, at The Rivers Club of One Oxford Centre, ignited possibilities of a bright future for the next generation of CEOs.
Many of the students were from the regional area of Pittsburgh, in High School and Middle School divisions, and competed for scholarship prizes ranging from, $2000 to $1500.
Sponsors such as the George W. Tippins Foundation, Brownsville Area School District, Beaver County Youth, Holy Family Institute, Manchester Academy Charter School, Urban Pathways Charter School, YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh and NexTier Bank, all contributed.
Guests were served scrumptious hors d’oeuvres and purchased samples of products of the students who were in competition for the scholarship funds.
PROPER BUSINESS TOOLS—Young Jessie and Josiah Council explain their product to a customer. (Photos by Rossano P. Stewart)
UP START HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION FINALISTS—From left: Annika McDonald, Brownsville Area High School; Ahliah Thompson, Urban Pathways Charter School; and Kara Rohlif, Brownsville Area High School.
UP START MIDDLE SCHOOL DIVISION FINALISTS—From left: Dorian Boyce, Manchester Academic Charter School; Baubi Buggs and Domenique Ross, Manchester Academy Charter School; and Monica and Jessica Illig, Beaver County Collaborative.
START UP DIVISION FINALISTS—From left: Ivonna Moore, Meleik Lundsford and Dwayne Kellogg; and Derica Sanchez, all of Urban Pathways Charter School.
WINNER OF THE RON MORRIS AWARD—Taja Finley, CEO and founder of Acute Angles Photography, is a high school senior in the Beaver County School District.
AMAZING EDUCATOR AWARDEE—Elizabeth Gingrich of Urban Pathways Charter School.