Students Present Business Plans in Competition

CCHS Students pictured, left to right: Cecil Gridley, State Rep. Elaine Bowers, Rylan Resco, Caitlin Brownell, Karlie Brown, Melissa Knox, Erin Wilson.

Students from Clifton-Clyde, Ople, and Hutchinson participated in the Kansas High School Business Plan Competition Thursday, April 12, 2007. The purpose of the statewide competition is to increase Kansas high school students' awareness of entrepreneurship and the process of starting a business. In the competition, groups of three to five students present a business plan that they have developed for a company in the technology, science, or engineering field. As part of hte finals, students made presentations on potential businesses to a panel of judges. Using the scores on the presentations and the scores on the students' written plns submittted earlier, the judges announced the top three teams.
Third place went to Melissa Knox, Erin Wilson, and Karlie Brown from Clifton-Clyde High School with their KarMel Photography business plan, who received a $350.oo scholarship to any Kansas college of their choice and a cash award of $66.00 for placing in the top six of the KTEC finalists.
Fourth place went to Rylan Resco, Caitlin Brownell, and Cecil Gridley, from Clifton-Clyde High School with their CCR Technical Assistance business plan, who received a cash award of $66.00 for placing in the top six of the KTEC finalists.
Representative Elaine Bowers attended the awards ceremony.

Courtesy of the Clyde Republican