HERSHEY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TAKE FIRST PLACE AT CHAMBER HIGH SCHOOL BUSINESS CHALLENGE
HARRISBURG (April 30, 2015) – On Thursday, April 30, four different teams from three local high schools competed in the Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC’s seventh annual Chamber High School Business Challenge at Harrisburg University of Science & Technology, 326 Market Street, Harrisburg.
Five students from Hershey High School clenched the first place prize, each receiving a $250.00 scholarship, for their business called “Tsunamic Technologies.” Their product, an application for cell phones, uses photos uploaded by consumers to provide marketing for companies, organizations, and events through the form of contests. Team members included Christian Corado, Jack Quillen, Quinn Richards, Noah Spochart, and Justin Walker. The students were advised by their teacher, Ms. Colette Silvestri.
“As a teacher, I watched whole towns die in Pennsylvania waiting for some corporation to either return or someone new to hire them,” shared Silvestri. “The Tsunamic Technology team has designed an actual product and, via the Chamber High School Business Challenge, this experience has provided them a platform to explain their vision to a business community that actually cares.”
Students from Big Spring High School placed second for their business called “ALM, Inc.” There was a tie for third place, and it included two teams both from Gettysburg Area High School for their plans “Flare” and “Smart Cord.”
School districts interested in participating in the Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC’s 2016 Chamber High School Business Challenge should contact Larissa Bailey, Government Relations Manager, at (717) 213-5041.
The Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC serves as a catalyst for promoting growth and quality of life in Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry Counties by providing a unique blend of business, community and economic development and advocacy services under one roof to boost our economic vitality and livability as a region. The Chamber & CREDC has been accredited with five stars from the United States Chamber of Commerce.