Winners of 2020 Virtual Youth Pitch Competition

Winners of 2020 Virtual Youth Pitch Competition
Posted on 06/08/2020
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FLINT – The Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD) held its 2nd Annual Countywide Pitch Competition virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. High school students from across Genesee County were asked to submit video pitches for an original business idea or product. We are pleased to announce that 34 students from 12 school districts around the county submitted outstanding pitches.


Youth Entrepreneurship Club advisors selected one winner from each school district. Judges from GISD, Youth Entrepreneurship Initiative and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation determined the five top Regional Winners from the District Winners. Each District Winner will receive a $200 cash card. The top five Regional Winners will each receive an additional $300 cash card. The students with the winning pitches are as follows: 

 *Regional Winners (Top 5):

1. Abigail Carrigan

Fenton High School

Sock and Assist

2. Latisha Jones

Mott Middle College

Mo’Shea Whipped Butters

3. Lillian Miller

Clio High School

Pre Glam

4. Jazmine Whitehorn

Carman-Ainsworth High

Custom Shoes

5. TK Thomas

Flint Southwestern Academy

100% Truth

 

District Winners:

1. Jaden Lockrey

Montrose High School

2. Jazmine Whitehorn

Carman-Ainsworth High School

3.  Abigail Carigan

Fenton High School

4.  TK Thomas

Flint Southwestern Academy

5.  Samuel Mobley

Bentley High School

6.  Treasure Page

Hamady High School

7.  Galvin Lawrence

Lake Fenton High School

8.  Anjola Adigun

YouthQuest

9.  Sakiyah Hale

Genesee High School

10. Aaron Hall

Genesee Career Institute

11.  Lillian Miller

Clio High School

12. Latisha Jones

Mott Middle College

 

 “We are committed to helping students in Genesee County develop entrepreneurial mindsets,” said Sherquanda (Gia) Carroll, Youth Entrepreneurship Coordinator. “Entrepreneurship has been shown to improve academic performance, interpersonal skills, and job readiness. We are so proud of all the students who participated in the pitch competition this year and look forward to welcoming even more students next year!”

Video pitches of the Regional Winners can be viewed at https://bit.ly/2AcKVHq