Business students win Shark Tank-style competition
Three teams from Central Mountain High School advanced to the prestigious Shark Tank-inspired “Husky Dog Pound” competition at Bloomsburg University on April 26, after competing at Lock Haven University in the fall and CMHS in February. Across the state, 60 teams from various schools including Milton Hershey, Lewisburg, Selinsgrove and Central Mountain, came together and pitched their business ideas to a panel of bankers, business professors and CEOs. The teams had three minutes to present an “elevator pitch” and answer difficult questions on profit margin, risk levels, product competition and marketability. Zane Dutton and Hannah Weaver took fifth place, winning $250 on their business, One Shot Accuracy, an invention that will help the avid hunter clean a rifle with a state-of-art, one step approach. Taryn Kimball and Jessica Piergallini took sixth place, winning $250, with their company Thermo Wrap, a innovative way to keep a beverage warm all day long. Brittnee Winslow and Carolyn Vonada took 14th place, winning $200, with their business called Safe Door, a customized “kevlar” material door that slides across any door frame for added protection. Their motto was “Safe Door to Save Lives.” CMHS students collectively won $1,250 from the three competitions this year at LHU, CMHS and Bloomsburg University. Members of the group are shown above, Pictured above, from left, Zane Dutton, Hannah Weaver, Jessica Piergallini, Taryn Kimball, Carolyn Vonada, and Brittnee Winslow with winning certificates from the “Shark Tank” competition at Bloomsburg University.