BEEHIVE SIXTH GRADERS BEAT OUT HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS AND SENIORS TO WIN AN AWARD AND $1,000 AT THE HIGH SCHOOL UTAH ENTREPRENEUR CHALLENGE

19 April 2017

Two sixth grade students from Beehive Science and Technology Academy have won a High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge award during a competition held April 15.  Beehive’s Timothy Holt and Allison Drennen received a special exception to compete against high school juniors and seniors at the Challenge.  Holt and Drennen were the youngest students in the competition.  The sixth graders were given $1,000 and the Best Prototype Award for their project, Air Scare.

 

     Air Scare is a LEGO project.  According to a news release from the High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge, the project was described as “Innovative small, portable and nonpolluting air dancers (ADs) make a positive impact by making air travel safer and saving birds’ lives by scaring them away from airports.”

     According to the competition’s website, “The High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge (HS UEC) is designed to encourage high school students to explore innovation and entrepreneurship and offers over $30,000 in cash and scholarship prizes. The HS UEC is the high school version of the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge, one of the largest collegiate competitions in the country. Utah is known for its entrepreneurial spirit, and we believe some of the best ideas come from teens across the state. All high school students (or those ages 14-18) throughout Utah are encouraged to compete. Students ages 14-18 who have graduated high school or are enrolled full-time in college courses (9 credit hours or above) are not eligible to participate in the competition. These students are encouraged to participate in the collegiate Opportunity Quest and Utah Entrepreneur Challenge also hosted by the Lassonde Institute.”

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