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BCHS student entrepreneurs compete Shark Tank-style

Filed in Archive, BCHS, Student Spotlight by on May 22, 2017

  

On April 26, “Shark Tank” came to Bethlehem Central High School when student-entrepreneurs presented their business plans to a panel of judges in the first ever Eagle’s Nest competition.

Senior Anthony Amato won first place and a $300 scholarship with his company, New York DesignScapes, which is an online freelancing agency that specializes in graphic design services. Its goal, Amato said, is to provide logos for new businesses in a cost-efficient way.

Senior Grace Wilton earned $100 for taking second place with her business plan for Grace’s Smoothie ShackGrace’s Smoothie Shack sells smoothies of a wide variety of fresh locally grown berries. Its location is at the beginning of the Bethlehem Bike Trail in Slingerlands. 

Both winners had worked on their plans in business teacher Kevin Fottrell’s entrepreneurship class last fall.

“The process of learning research, empathy, organization, and communication skills will benefit all of these participants in college and beyond,” said Fottrell.

The three judges in the competition, which was set up in a style similar to the popular television show, were Bethlehem Central Community Foundation (BCCF) members Shaw Daley, Laurel Jones, and Tina Sheehan.

 

Eagle’s Nest Competition Winners


Anthony Amato – New York DesignScapes

New York DesignScapes is an online freelancing agency that specializes in graphic design services. Its goal is to provide logos for new businesses that may prove to be essential for the economy.

 

Grace Wilton – Grace’s Smoothie Shack

Grace’s Smoothie Shack sells smoothies of a wide variety of fresh locally grown berries. Its location is at the beginning of the Bethlehem Bike Trail in Slingerlands.