Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015    Login | Register           

Sandy Creek student wins entrepreneur competition

Student teams from four Fayette County high schools participated in the April 2 county competition of The Entrepreneurship Project, a Fayette Chamber of Commerce program designed to encourage and recognize students with an entrepreneurial spirit who desire to start a business someday.

Ellie Klarl, of Sandy Creek High School, was named the winner of the county competition for her business plan for Paws & Claws Pet Ranch. Melanie Duncan, SCHS Career & Technology teacher, also won recognition as the instructor for the winning student/team.

Each Fayette County high school was invited to create teams of students tasked with developing a new business idea, writing a business plan, creating promotional material, and presenting the projections of running their particular business venture to a mock panel of directors/investors. Student teams competed first at the high school level, with a winning team from each school selected to compete at the county level.

At the county competition, teams from McIntosh High School, Sandy Creek High School, Starrs Mill High School, and Whitewater High School gave oral presentations about their business plans and answered questions from a panel of judges comprised of business leaders and owners from Fayette County. The winner received a $250 gift card. The Entrepreneurship Project was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Peachtree City.

Topic: 
Location: 

Ad space area 4 internal

Government

The Georgia Department of Labor announced this week that the unemployment rate in the Three Rivers region in July was 7.1 percent, up five-tenths of a percentage point from 6.6 percent in June.

Sponsored Content

Opinion

When I was a kid growing up in Kingsport, Tenn., my next-door neighbor, and a few years older than me, was Lonnie Bailey. He was the coolest guy I knew.

Community

The 26th Annual Native American Festival & Powwow, sponsored by the Butts County Historical Society, is scheduled for Sept. 12-13 at Indian Springs Hotel/Museum, 1807 Hwy. 42 S.

Sports

Northgate 45, Shaw 0 Pace Academy 34, Our Lady of Mercy 3 Starr's Mill 21, Whitewater 7 Jonesboro 17, Sandy Creek 15 East Coweta 35, Arabia Mountain 28

Lifestyle

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of certain Jansal Valley Raw Macadamia Nuts distributed in Georgia due to potential health risk.