Seniors in the Political Studies class at Tippecanoe Valley High School completed their business plan presentations on March 14th. During the first semester, students created a business plan for a product or service. For the second semester, the groups made a Power Point, stating the basic facts about their business. These ideas were then presented to an investor panel, who evaluated the presentations. The investors also decided how much money each business would get.
Each group received an investment ranging from $200 to $600. The highest investment went to Boost Your Beauty (BYB), a not-for-profit service that involves volunteers giving manicures to elderly women in nursing homes. Seniors Sofia Boganwright and Taylor Garringer won the competition. Both students will go to Boca Raton, Florida, where they will present their business plan. If Boganwright and Garringer win the competition there, they will advance to the finals in Washington, D.C.
The Political Studies class has completed many projects over the school year. They have completed a business plan and created a marketing plan for the Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation. The students have also taken many field trips, including one to the Indiana Statehouse. Finally, the seniors in the class will have a YEA! graduation at the end of the year, with the Indiana Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann as a guest speaker.