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CM students place in Entreprenueurship Challenge

MILL HALL — Winners from the Entrepreneurship Challenge, a student conference and competition hosted by Lock Haven University, have been announced by The Pennsylvania Council on Financial Literacy (PennCFL). Diversified Asset Planners sponsored this event.

These educational conferences are designed to bring middle or high school students together and challenge them to identify a viable business concept and to learn how to write a simplified business plan. Most of the work is completed that day at the conference with a variety of different experts in the field of banking, entrepreneurship, and education.

Under the leadership of teachers, Charles Nardi and Donna Mayes, Central Mountain High School had four business plan teams chosen as winners.

The first of these includes students Andrew Haigh and Chris Lavalle. Elijah Persun made up the second winning team. The third team includes students Grant Cole and Ashleigh Stringfellow. The final team consisted of Kaylee Weaver and Zoe Resto.

Each team will share $100 in prizes.

Additionally, under the leadership of Nardi and Mayes, there was an honorable mention team chosen. This team is made up of students Julie Harris and Ashley Lomax.

PennCFL’s mission is to provide Pennsylvania’s K-12 students with economic, personal finance, and entrepreneurship skills that elevate their standard of living, quality of life, and professional success. PennCFL sponsors financial games and programs, with the participation of over 14,000 students in Pennsylvania. Also, they offer entrepreneurship conferences and competitions with partnering colleges and universities.

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