Thursday, June 1, 2023

Over 200 high school juniors and seniors from the Wiregrass participated Wednesday in the annual Troy University Youth Business Summit held on the Dothan Campus. At the end of the event, six students came away with scholarships to TROY.

Twelve local schools attended half a day of workshops on different aspects of business taught by area professionals and TROY faculty. In addition to the workshops, students also had the opportunity to compete in several contests, including a “Shark Tank”-style Business Plan Competition, a Social Media Contest aimed at creating the best social media plan for Todd Farms and a Financial Investment Competition.

“This project has been very worthwhile over the years,” said Dr. Skip Ames, a judge in the business competition and a lecturer in the Sorrell College of Business on the Dothan Campus. “What really energizes us as faculty is the fact that these students want to be involved in business and they want to succeed. No matter who wins, the point is these students had an idea and were motivated enough to try.”

Ridgecrest Christian School (RCS) took home the top awards in both the business plan and social media contests, earning each team member a $500 scholarship to TROY. Geneva County High School came first in the Financial Investment Competition.