Sumter’s Future Entrepreneurs Award Finalists
The live judging event was a very successful culmination to the Sumter’s Future Entrepreneurs contest! Although culmination sounds final, all involved are hopeful that each of the students who submitted business ideas will consider themselves winners with the award being the start of a plan! The five finalists who presented last evening were very impressive: organized, knowledgeable, professional, enthusiastic, and persuasive! They each had a story for the why, which the judges found most appealing. Each of the five judges left the candidates with some inspiring words, expert advice, and even some tools to take their ideas to the next step.
Congratulations to the contestants and thank you to all of those involved in making this a very successful event. Everyone is looking forward to next year!
The final ranking was as follows:
Gold Award – $1000 – Johnathan Bressette, SSHS, IFT Drones
Silver Award – $500 – Sophia Thornton – WMHS – Breath of Life
Bronze Award – $300 – Andrea Comer – SSHS – Hypnotizing Highlighters
Very Promising Award – $125 – Faith Grizzel – SSHS – Voluntold
Promising Award – $75 – Tristan LaMaire – SSHS – Bamboards