Two student teams from the Academy of Business at Clairemont High School finished in the top five of the Junior Achievement Social Innovation Relay national finals sponsored by Hewlett Packard.
teams presented their social innovation idea and business to a panel of
HP judges including several vice presidents across the USA via HP's
Seniors, Stephanie Kwik, Cole McDaniel, Jesus
Chagala Toral, and Matthews Abebe, presented their social business idea
to help third world countries get clean water. Similar to Tom's Shoes,
they would brand water bottles for sale with proceeds going to an
education program starting in Ethiopia to train villagers how to create
sustainable water filters using local natural resources. AOB's other
team, led by Miranda Adams, presented a plan to help rescue dogs and
Student teams were mentored by CCTE teacher, Alan Walter, in his Business Management and Ownership course.
streamed the video feed live to HP viewing parties in Venezuela, Costa
Rica and headquarters through the USA where their employees voted for
the fan favorite. The winner of the USA competition wins tablets and
cash and will advance to the global competition against 19 other
countries. Visit HP's website for more details.