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9th Grade 

From the previous case challenge with Hillsborough Education Foundation, our winners consist of Selma and Emmanuel. Our 9th graders are working with a cybersecurity company known as A-LIGN where they answer the following question, should A-LIGN market to larger or smaller companies? The competency they focus on is analytical and critical thinking by using pros and cons to determine which type of companies to choose. 

10th Grade 

The 10th graders are currently working with Home Depot to answer the question of “How should a new showroom be designed for a kitchen?” Catered towards either DIYers or Pros. The core competency they’re working with is Creativity and Innovation. The previous case challenge was with the company Jabil, whose winners consisted of Jaden Carr, Sarabi Espinosa, Yaremi Cortez, and A’nehemiah Wise. The winners then went on to present their idea at the official Jabil company. Business coaching happened on November 16 where 2 business partners visited the classes to speak about their ideas. Currently, the current case challenge Internal Judging is set for November 29.  

11th Grade 

On Thursday December 1st, the 11th graders hosted their first business pitch event, an event to present a business idea that they’ve worked on this year. A total of 26 groups met their partners and presented a 2 minute pitch to a table of judges. The numerous groups talked about a variety of requirements, like the demographic their targeting, why they chose that business, the cost, etc. The groups had many creative and innovative ideas that surprised many of how different businesses can be, they included cafes/restaurants, fashion brands, race awareness, college preparedness, food management apps, community clean up, and skincare/makeup brands. Every single idea was brilliant, but only one came out on top. Group 9, Psyche, won 1st place with their clothing brand that spreads mental health awareness.