Local high school students win business boot camp challenge, scholarship money at Wright State

The Raj Soin College of Business at Wright State University held its second annual Professional Business Institute from July 20 to 23 in partnership with WesBanco, Scene75, Young’s Jersey Dairy and Wright State’s Small Business Development Center.

This four-day residential business camp for 33 high school juniors and seniors from the Dayton/Cincinnati area and beyond featured teams of five to six students working on unique, real-world challenges related to Scene75 and Young’s Jersey Dairy.

The institute included interactive classes taught by Wright State College of Business faculty and successful business leaders. The program concluded with presentations from each of the six teams that were judged by executives from WesBanco, GE Capital, Scene75, Young’s Jersey Dairy and Cambium Technologies. Each member of the winning team will be awarded a $500 scholarship to Wright State.

The following students won the challenge and each were awarded $500 scholarships to the Wright State Raj Soin College of Business:
Yaxing Zhang- Butler High School, Vandalia, OH

Mitchel Hehn- Andersen High School, Anderson, OH

Kirian Davis - Northmont High School, Claton, OH

Sheelagh Bird-Jackson- Oakwood High School, Oakwood, OH

Joshua Bradfield- Centerville High School, Centerville, OH
“Everybody needs a little business — whether it be in science, entertainment, politics, the arts, health care, education, engineering or owning a business, every sector of our local, state and regional economy needs young people with business savvy.  We had another great year partnering with our community to expose students to the importance of business no matter what career they pursue,” said D.R. Fannin, director of the Center for Economic Education and Financial Literacy.

Students had the opportunity to get a taste of college life by staying on campus for three nights in campus housing, and experiencing Wright State’s Campus Recreation center, including the rock-climbing wall.

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