Union-Endicott Central School District News Article

Future entrepreneurs win at challenge

New ideas, new ventures and learning along the way have been the focus for some UEHS students who participated in the 2019 Greater Binghamton Scholastic Challenge.

13 Tigers presented their original business idea to local entrepreneurs, marketing and business professionals. In the high school’s entrepreneur class, the students developed a business concept, a business plan, and a prototype and then pitched their business to the judges. During their planning stages and while practicing their presentations, students received assistance from their mentor – Kaelan Castetter from Castetter Sustainability Group. He was a huge help with giving them suggestions for their business plans, inviting them to the incubator to have their business plans looked over by entrepreneurs, and practicing presentations with the students.

And this year, U-E did outstanding with four category winners, one best trade show award and two overall winners! Congratulations to:

Overall winners and both from UE:
Talks Tours Travel (Arianna Boyce)
Shuu Box (Jake Taylor)

Best Trade Show Booth Award: Shuu Box (Jake Taylor)
Goods & Services Individual Category Room Winner Award: Shuu Box (Jake Taylor)
Apps Individual Category Award: Talks Tours Travel (Arianna Boyce)
STEAM Group Category Room Winner Award: Anti-Vape System (Ricky Tessmer & Mitch Wessel)
Goods & Services Group Category Room Winner Award: Incognito Athletics (Anya Alfonsetti)
In addition, Senior Jared Welch was one of three members of the Broome Tioga BOCES New Visions team ChoreHub that participated in the event.  The group’s app won the award for the event’s Most Innovative Idea. 

Congratulations to all 18 students who participated. They demonstrated their business knowledge with confidence and in a way that well-represented UEHS and our Tiger community. Thank you to the teachers, administrators and business mentors who guided our students and prepared them for the event.
Shuu Box – Jake Taylor
Talks Tour Travel – Arianna Boyce
Pack Protect – Melissa Higgs
Rap App – Zaire Vannoy
Cage Caddy – Macallister Furgeson & Jalen Johnson
Anti-Vape System – Mitch Wessel & Ricky Tessmer
Sopod – Jacob Allen
Dr. Pocket – Lara LaBarre & Kiara Gretz
Smart Charge – Austin Tong & Xavier Anderson
Pro Swing – Dunovan Hogan & Nick Annesi
Food N’ Learn – Glenn Wright
Incognito Athletics – Anya Alfonsetti
Lambent Beauty – Mahabat Taha

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