Jentry McGregor - No Place Like Home Pet Sitting, Pike Valley and Natalie Wise and Halle Hartner - WiseHart from Republic County Junior High have qualified for the State Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge April 24 in Hays. They will compete against 36 business concepts that earned the chance to participate at the 2017 YEC State Championship hosted by NetWork Kansas.
They will be judged on their executive summaries and elevator pitches in an initial round.
Republic County FFA members attended the North Central District banquet at Abilene April 3. Students attending were Christian Tipton, Ashton Holmes, Elly Dahl, Madison Scott, Brett Stindt, Justyn Stindt, Trevor Pachta, and Anna Pachta. Receiving awards were: State Degree Certifi cates::
Christian Tipton, Ashton Holmes, Elly Dahl, Madison Scott, Brett Stindt, Justyn Stindt, and CC Ball
Republic County High School show choir and jazz band performed the annual Sing and Swing Thursday night in Belleville. Above from left are show choir members: Kayla Alexander, Lydia Wendt, Abbi Johnson, Keyona Reed. Saitis Kroulik, Selena Allen, Heather Dahl, and Kaitlyn Hoge.
The Republic County High School National Honor Society Chapter inducted new members at a ceremony Monday night. Featured speaker for the event was RCHS vocational agriculture instructor David Graham, and the evening included a performance by the Jazz Band.
New members are front row from left: Amber Cherney, Marc Poppe, Grant White,Joni Dahl, Anna Pachta, Emily Martin, and Adara Warner
Youth from county high schools develop business concepts for competition, cash
By Deb Hadachek
Luke Mahin describes it as Shark Tank meets Science Fair for business ideas.
Ten entries from Republic County and Pike Valley High Schools-and one team of seventh graders from Republic County Junior High-competed for $1,500 in prizes in the first Republic County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge hosted by Republic County Economic Development, in association with the Network Kansas E-Community Partnership.
“It takes a lot of pieces to make a city work.” That comment to the Pike Valley school board Monday night summed up what students learned from a Future City competition that junior high students participated in this year. Benne, Ethan Benne, Keaton Reeves and Khloe Langston earned the Practical Application Award in the Great Plains Regional Future City competition in Manhattan. Sixty teams participated.
The Republic County FBLA chapter attended the district conference held at Washington County on January 30.
The conference was attended by 10 schools with over 300 students. Thirty-six Republic County members competed in various business related events. Thirty members received awards by placing in an objective event, speaking event, interview, or group presentation.
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