Parkersburg South students win the ‘Proof of Concept’ stage of Junior PioBiz

Two high school students with Jackie Khorassani at Junior PioBiz

Parkersburg South High School students William Lemon and Seven Parr finished first in the second round of Marietta College’s Junior PioBiz competition that was held on April 4th in the Timothy O. Cooper Auditorium.

In Round 2, which is also known as the “Proof of Concept” stage, Lemon and Parr won three free Marietta College 3-credit-hour courses valued at $4,275 and a $200 prize for their “Nail Anchor” project.

Marietta High School’s Kayla Floyd finished second with “Foster Fix.” She received two free Marietta College 3-credit-hour courses valued at $2,850 and a $150 prize. Fellow Marietta Tiger Rose Sandlin finished third with “Spot on The Dot Veterinary.” She received one free Marietta College 3-credit-hour course valued at $1,425 and a $50 prize.

The judges in this round were Lori Hart, Relationship Banker at Huntington National Bank; Micalyn Harris, President/CEO, U.S. division of ELPRO; and David Williams, co-founder, Managers Resource Group, Inc.

Junior PioBiz is a business start-up competition open to all high school students in the Mid-Ohio Valley.  The competition is co-sponsored by Marietta Community Foundation and Marietta College.