First Annual Entrepreneurship Challenge Held at RCHS

On Tuesday of last week, Mrs. Wooten’s entrepreneurship class participated in the first ever “Entrepreneurship Challenge”. This event was based on the ideas of marketing and entrepreneurship and allowed students to come up with either a product, business, or service that they felt would be a good addition to society.

Students broke up into teams consisting of 1-3 teammates and worked together to put their idea on poster boards and flip-boards. And if that isn’t impressive enough, they even made a detailed business plan to back up their ideas.

Coming up with the materials and working on their ideas took a long time, and they couldn’t have done it without mentors Matt Gosser, Marty Kazsuk, Lindsey Gosser, Moochie Hart, and Kimberly Doppelheuer coming in to help them along the way. These mentors are either entrepreneurs or individuals who really shine in the business world.

On the day of the “Entrepreneurship Challenge”, twelve teams stepped in front of the panel of judges and presented their ideas. Some of the ideas students came up with were a Rec center, skin care boxes that would be delivered monthly to those who subscribed, an online used clothing store, and a special lotion.

The third-place winner was Maria Holderfield. Maria came up with an artificial flower that changed colors by the temperature. For placing third, she received $100. The second-place winners consisted of a team of three boys. Noah Cummings, Breydon Helm, and Ethan Wolford got to split $150 for their ATV park idea. And finally, taking home $200 and capturing first place was a team of three entrepreneurs with the idea of making a toothbrush filled full of toothpaste. A huge congrats to Abby Loy, Tarryn Reynolds, and Jonah Popplewell for being the winners of the first annual “Entrepreneurship Challenge” here at RCHS.

Mrs. Wooten would like to say thank you to judges Brett Aaron, Brandon Selby, Michael Ford, Betty Clark, and Bethany Aaron for taking time out of their busy schedules to come judge the students on their ideas. She would also like to thank Adam Stille of Edward Jones, Mike Selby of Selby Asphalt, Friends of Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery, and Artworks for donating. And last, a special thanks goes out to Workforce Development and the RC Chamber of Commerce for making this event possible.

Congrats to all students who participated and the winners of the first annual RCHS “Entrepreneurship Challenge”!

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