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GF juniors Sam Hogan and Thompson Collins win "Pitch It!"

photo of three students making presentation on tea creation in business competitionMay 14, 2018 — Thompson Collins and Sam Hogan of Glens Falls High School, both students in the Early College Career Academy Business Entrepreneurship program, won Pitch It! – a competition at the 25th annual High School Business Day on May 7 at SUNY Adirondack.

They pitched their idea for a new beverage that could be marketed to teens to a panel of four judges. Their product, serene tea, is an all-natural, caffeine free, flavored tea, with properties such as lemon balm that will help reduce anxiety and stress. In their pitch, they noted that 30% of teens suffer from anxiety and 87% are not medicated. Serene tea will be an organic beverage alternative.

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Thompson Collins and Sam Hogan (Glens Falls CSD) and Rob Manasier (Saratoga Springs CSD) win Pitch It!

Instructor Susan Stone said, “although only three students could pitch the idea to judges, the preparation process was a whole class effort.” Students collaborated on the research, marketing and details of the pitch. The class will use the experience from SUNY Adirondack’s High School Business day to prepare for their entry at the New York State High School Business Model Competition at Siena College on May 24.

More details on the competition and additional photos are available on the WSWHE BOCES website here:

Way to go!