Junior PioBiz Round 1
On Friday, March 1, 2019, area high school students presented fifteen business ideas in Round 1 of the Junior PioBiz competition “Problem/Solution”. The competition was co-sponsored by Marietta Community Foundation and Marietta College, with a final award of $200 in cash and three free Marietta College courses. Winners were selected jointly by the audience and judges.
In Round 1 of the competition, students with the top six ideas received certificates and $50 in cash, and moved to Round 2 of the competition on April 4, 2019
Pictured above are judges Ben W. Ebenhack, Marietta College, Michael L. Fleak, Mid-Ohio Valley Division President, Premier Bank and Vanessa Watson, President of Gator Shredding Inc., with the top 6 winners of Junior PioBiz Round 1.
Top 6 Winners of Round 1
First Place Winner: Kayla Floyd from Marietta High School for Foster Care
Second Place Winners: William Lemon & Seven Parr (not pictured) from Parkersburg South High School for NAIL ANCHOR
Third Place Winner: Sophia Westbrock from Marietta High School for Allergy prevention
Fourth Place Winner: Katryna Temesvary from Marietta High School for Blindness
Fifth Place Winner: Rose Sandlin from Marietta High School for Veterinarian Clinic
Sixth Place Winners: Josh Renfro, Josh Breedlove & Jimmy Carson from Parkersburg South High School for LIFE IN ALL
Junior PioBiz Round 2
On Thursday, April 4, 2019, the top six award winners from Round 1 of the Junior PioBiz competition competed in Round 2 of the competition entitled “Proof of Concept”.
Pictured above: The judges in this round of the competition were: Lori Hart, Relationship Banker, the Huntington National Bank, Micalyn Harris, President / CEO, US division of ELPRO and David Williams, Co-Founder, Managers Resource Group, Inc pictured with the top 3 winners.
Top 3 Winners of Round 2
First Place Winners: William Lemon and Seven Parr from Parkersburg South High School won three free Marietta College 3-credit hour courses valued at $4,275.00 plus $200.00 in cash for their “NAIL ANCHOR” project.
Second Place Winner: Kayla Floyd form Marietta High School won for two free Marietta College 3-credit hour courses valued at $2,850.00 plus $150.00 in cash for her “Foster Fix” project.
Third Place Winner: Rose Sandlin from Marietta High School won one free Marietta College 3-credit hour course valued at $1,425.00 plus $50.00 in cash for her “Spot on The Dot Veterinary Clinic” project.