Entrepreneurial students pitch bass tournament business concept

Entrepreneurial Boyle County High students place second in statewide competition

Two Boyle County High School entrepreneurship teams are among the top 10 best student-developed businesses in the state.

And one of those teams came home Friday evening with $15,000 in scholarship money after winning second place in the statewide third annual Lieutenant Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge — an intricate business pitch competition open to all Kentucky high-school students.

The scholarships can be used at any Kentucky post-secondary institutions, including colleges and trade schools. Kentucky business professionals served as judges and evaluated each team’s business plan, marketing video, oral presentation and trade show display.

Bass and Go, created by sophomore Clay Christopher, junior Daniel McQuerry and senior Hannah Wesley, placed second out of 10 teams at the competition held on Northern Kentucky University’s campus on Friday.

Bass and Go is a bass fishing tournament business concept consisting of seven separate tournaments for high school students. What makes their business idea unique and appealing to high-schoolers is that each tournament awards scholarship money to the first-, second- and third-place finishers, McQuerry said.

The scholarships would be supported by registration fees and corporate sponsorships. In theory, it would be possible for a high school competitor to place first in all seven tournaments and receive $1,500 each time in one season, according to their business plan, McQuerry said….Full Story