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BHS Business Students Win at Business Idea Competition

posted Apr 22, 2019, 6:29 PM by Tina Steele   [ updated Apr 23, 2019, 5:25 AM by Granger Meador ]
The BHS Business Department took four students to compete in the Cherokee Nation Business Idea Competition at the Northeast Technology Center Campus in Claremore, OK on April 18, 2019.

The competition is part of the Cherokee Nation Entrepreneurship Day activities designed to stimulate entrepreneurial interest among students and is much like a "Shark Tank" competition for high school students. The competition was open to all students within the jurisdiction of the Cherokee Nation.  Students were allowed to compete individually or in teams of two. They presented a business idea accompanied by a tri-fold board and business plan. Students were interviewed by judges about their business idea and then given a score based on several factors. Prizes were awarded to the top Business Idea in each category.  

Our BHS students had some really innovative business ideas and each student who competed placed this year!

  • Catrice Davis and Gracie Rawlings won 2nd Place with their Drop Shipping Website idea called "Tak's Cell" that markets cell phone accessories ($300 Prize)
  • Hannah Walker won 3rd Place with her "Pawz and Spawz" all-in-one pet care center idea ($200 prize)
  • James Austin won 4th Place with his "3-2-1 Studios" small business marketing company ($100 prize)
Students from BHS Business Dept. Win at Business Idea Competition
Justin Olinghouse (BHS Business Teacher), Catrice Davis, Gracie Rawlings, Jerry Gray (BHS Business Teacher), and James Austin

Catrice Davis and Gracie Rawlings
Catrice Davis and Gracie Rawlings, 2nd place winners

James Austin
James Austin, 4th place winner