First Posted: 2/17/2013
A team from the Pittston Area high school won the Wilkes University Entrepreneurial Experience Competition.
Teams from four high schools – Pittston Area, Wyoming Valley West High School, Tunkhannock Area High School and North Pocono High School – competed on Jan. 23 by presenting business plans to a team of judges from the University's Sidhu School of Business and Leadership and the Wilkes-Barre Area Chamber of Commerce.
The team's proposed business was Green Leaf Recycling, Inc., a business which would serve recycling in the schools in Luzerne County. Everything about the business the entrepreneurial team designed used sustainable, environmentally sound practices.
Each student on the winning team was awarded a scholarship of $1,000 per year for four years at Wilkes University.
Wilkes students from Enactus (formerly SIFE – Students in Free Enterprise) visited each of the high schools to help the students prepare for the competition.
Members of the winning team from Pittston Area are pictured, from left, Tara Craig, Pittston Area teacher; Jimmy Musto; Kevin Hopper, Wilkes Enactus Club member; Cory Tobin; and Matthew Yatison.