Students learn to think like entrepreneurs - February 18, 2008

Record Number: 3849
Displayed from: Feb 18, 2008 , until: Feb 25, 2008

Students will have the opportunity to put their creativity to the test during the 2008 Idea Contest in celebration of National Entrepreneurship Week. Local high school students, including six from Fort Wayne Community Schools, will think like entrepreneurs and identify business opportunities using their own creativity and innovation two skills that will help them in their future career endeavors, whatever they may be. Their business proposals will be on display at the Idea Contest from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the Allen County Public Library in downtown Fort Wayne. The Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce, Fort Wayne-Allen County Economic Alliance and Summit Career and Technical Education program are working together to sponsor the event. The public is invited to view the presentations at the show and vote for their favorite ideas. Winners will be announced at the end of the event with first place receiving $500, second place receiving $300 and third place receiving $150. Three students will be awarded $50 for the People's Choice Award. More information and logos may be found at www.NationalEweek.com.

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.