Three Student Entrepreneurs Win Regional Championships

  • June 4, 2015
     
    NFTE Two Patterson High School seniors took home the grand prize at the regional Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) championships.
     
    Javon Gholston and Michael Heier designed a solder puncher tool used in printed circuit boards (PCB) included in cell phones and computers. They have successfully launched a business, Power To The PCB, to sell the solder puncher that helps individuals in the electronic field unclog PCB holes quickly and efficiently. 
     
    The runner-up was Noah Tunis from Roland Park Elementary/Middle School. At 13-years-old, Noah has years of baking experience and put them to good use with his homemade cupcake business, Sweets for the Sweet. Noah bakes and sells cupcakes in the Roland Park community.
     
    Javon, Michael, and Noah will be moving on to the national championships on October 6 in New York City.
     
    The other finalists were:
     
    Kickies Cookies by Calton Ross of Roland Park Elementary/Middle School, featuring caffeinated chocolate-chip and espresso cookies
     
    Sotaia's Accessories by Madison Woodward of Calverton Elementary/Middle School featuring handmade bow clips and headbands
     
    Ozone Hats by Onalee Anderson of Roland Park Elementary/Middle School featuring bright and colorful winter hats. 
     
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    Finalists posing with Byron Garrett, keynote speaker and Director of Educational Leadership and Policy at Microsoft