Students who elected to participate in the after-school program facilitated by the Palatine Area Chamber of Commerce this year worked hard to create their own unique business ideas. Students pitched their ideas before a panel of investors during the program's culminating event held at Sundling Junior High School.
The top three student entrepreneurs selected by the investor panel were:
- Samarth C. of Carl Sandburg Junior High, Carbon Celestial: $1,075 in start-up funds received
- Soundarya S. of Plum Grove Junior High, Easy Rub: $950 in start-up funds received
- Hannah O. of Carl Sandburg Junior High, Comfy Travel: $800 in start-up funds received
All 16 student businesses received at least $100 in start-up funds.
Carl Sandburg student Samarth C. will represent the district at the national level next month during the YEA! 10th annual Saunders Scholars National Conference and Competition. More than $70,000 in scholarships will be awarded during this event.