Middle and high school students rewarded for their business plans at the Youth Entrepreneurship Fair – Greeley Tribune


Several middle and high school students in northeast Colorado won cash prizes for presenting business plans at the Youth Entrepreneurship Fair last week.

The fair, organized by Generation Schools Network, Ogallala Commons and WeThrive, took place April 26 at Wiggins Colorado Middle and High School.

According to a Generation Schools Network press release, nearly 100 students from Eaton, Kersey, Brush and other northeast Colorado schools pitched their business plans to a panel of judges as part of a shark-tank type contest. The competition’s top winners shared $6,000 in cash prizes.

Junior Nevaeh Tolentino of Brush High School presented his business plan, To Have and To Hold, to a judge at the Youth Entrepreneurship Fair last Tuesday in Wiggins. Tolentino won $250 for his business. (Courtesy of Generation Schools Network)

The winners in the high school category are:

  • Sophomore Shae Stone of Eaton High School won $1,000 for Cattle Company Embryo Services.
  • Eaton High School sophomore Tayla Wiedeman won $1,000 for her business, Shepherd Services.
  • Makayla O’Patik, Aubryn Ferguson and Addie Mayer of Wiggins High School won $500 for their business, The Soothe Bar.
  • Junior Nevaeh Tolentino of Brush High School won $250 for his business, To Have and To Hold.
  • Juniors and seniors – Chevelle Price, Maverik Mertens, Isaac Doll, Andy Long, Brock Dollerschell, David Long, Gabe Oldewage, Kaydence Fraser and David Speicher – from Prairie High School in New Raymer. The winning students won $250 for their business, Stich-N-Stangs Custom Apparel.

College category winners include:

  • Austin Ley of Brush Middle School won a $1,500 prize for his business, Camera Box.
  • Maveric Campbell of Platte Valley Middle School in Kersey won $750 for Homestyle Carpentry.
  • Wiggins Middle School eighth grade Lacquer Premo won a $750 prize for her business, NOCO Jewelry Shoppe.

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