Cardinal Corn, an entrepreneurial business started by Plainville High School students Macie LeMarr, Kobe Spiess, and Colten Weisner, took third place in the Sate Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) at Fort Hays State University on April 24.
The PHS team qualified by placing first at the Rooks County YEC, hosted by the Rooks County E-Community team. At the state competition, Cardinal Corn won the Best of Tradeshow ($500) and third place in the overall competition ($1,250) out of the 33 state-qualified entrepreneurs.
The students set up a display board, provided samples, pitched their business and answered questions at their tradeshow display. Attendees were given tokens to “vote” for the best tradeshow business. The students then were required to give a 2 minute elevator pitch to the judges. The judges had already reviewed each entrepreneur’s Executive Summary. The top 6 teams then gave a 5 minute Formal Presentation to the judges, using slides, before taking questions.
PHS teacher Kathryn Owings guided the students through the process, and was present at the competition to witness the students do so well. Well done!
Congratulations to Cardinal Corn on their great showing!