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Wando Spring Business Plan Competition Winners Annouced

David Fralix, Personal Finance CTE Teacher at Wando High School, shared the following recap and pictures from the Wando High School In-class Business Plan Competition, presented by Glasspro on Friday, April 21.
First and second place winners receive $250 and $150, respectively, from YEScarolina and Glasspro and go on to compete in the countywide business plan competition at the College of Charleston, Tate Center, May 9.  Third place winners receive $100 and will also attend the May competition.
Spring 2017 winners were as follows:

First Place:  Ben Rusnak:  IOP Ice  
Second Place: Mills Thompson:  The Sock Store
Third Place:  Matt Baker:  MB Flips

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L to R: Ben Rusnak, Mills Thompson, Matt Baker

Congratulations to all students who presented their business plans in class between April 18 and April 21, and a special thank you to Glasspro and YESCarolina for their financial support, as well as for providing judges for the competition.

Judges for the event were:
Mr. Paul Heinauer, Founder and CEO of Glasspro
Mr. Matthew Bennett with Poston & Co. Realty
Chip Eiserhardt of The Cassina Group

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Glasspro sponsored the event, providing a prize of $250 for first place, $150 for 2nd place and $100 for 3rd place.

Congratulations to all who participated and presented business plans, and thank you to YEScarolina for supporting Wando HS students through this terrific event!

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Butcher & Bee Hosts North Charleston HS and West Ashley HS Students for Work-based Learning Visit

Butcher and Bee SignStudents from West Ashley High School and North Charleston High School enjoyed a wonderful field trip facilitated by YEScarolina to Butcher & Bee restaurant in downtown Charleston on March 30, 2017. 

The group for this structured field study experience was comprised of students from Ms. Eva Rutiri’s Entrepreneurship class and Fundamentals of Web Page Design class at WAHS and Ms. Carolyn Southall’s entrepreneurship students from NCHS. Both Ms. Rutiri and Ms. Southall are YEScarolina Certified Entrepreneurship Teachers.

Students enjoyed a tour of the facility and informative presentations from the owners, Michael and Melody Shemtov.

Additional presenters included an entrepreneur, Lee Deas, from Oblivouslee Marketing, a local business that excels in web design and public relations.

Just when the students thought the presentations for the day and concluded, they got a surprise visit from a Top Chef participant in Charleston, Sylva Senat (http://www.bravotv.com/people/sylva-senat).File_000(2)

My students had a terrific experience at the Butcher & Bee – we are very very appreciative of Michael and Melody Shemtov’s time.” said Ms. Southall after the visit.

“We thank Butcher and Bee for hosting us and serving us a delicious meal for lunch.” added Ms. Rutiri.

Work-based learning opportunities like these help ensure Charleston County School District students are College and Career Ready – Thanks to YEScaolina, the business professionals that invested their time, and everyone else that made this excellent field trip possible. Check out more info on this WBL experience here on the YEScarolina website.

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Wando High School Entrepreneurship Students Awarded Cash & Prizes in Business Plan Competition

Students in Mr. David Fralix’s entrepreneurship class at Wando High School recently squared off in their class business plan competition in cooperation with YEScarolina. Volunteers from First Tennessee Bank  served as judges for presentations from 2 classes of eager students.

Winners for each class were as follows:

Class #1
First Place:  Nathan Brooks, Chucktown Charters
Second Place:  Colin Posnanski, Shoelace Society
Third Place: Neeve O’Reilly, Bee Bella
Honorable Mention:  Sea Smith, Can’t Sea Me Window Tint

Class #2:

First Place:  Julia Cappiello:  Julia Grace Jewelry 
Second Place: Will Kendrick:  Little Ballers Soccer
Third Place:  Donovan Baker:  Toler Drive Landscaping
Honorable Mention:  Samuel King,  Bros Dogs

First and second place winners received $250 and $150, respectively, from YESCarolina and First Tennessee Bank, and get to go on to compete in the countywide business plan competition at the College of Charleston in May.  Third place winners received $100 and will also attend the May competition. Students that earned honorable mention each received a $20 Chick-fil-A gift card. Congratulations to all students who presented their business plans in class between January 3 and January 6, and a special thank you to First Tennessee Bank and YEScarolina for their financial support, as well as for providing judges for the competition.

“Thanks to all that made this terrific opportunity possible for our students!”, said Mr. Fralix.