BIG Idea Finalists Announced!


After many hours of work by hundreds of students creating entries and hundreds of judges scoring those entries, we are excited to announce the 2018 BIG Idea Finalists!  These finalists will give their verbal presentations to our final judging panel on December 5th, and the winners will be determined.  They’ll also get to hear from successful entrepreneurs from the region and ask them questions.  Our 2018 category winners will be announced next week.

Business Name Team Members School Name
Butterstick Jade Parkin Rapid City Stevens High School
 Watertown Community Tutor Center DeLaney Anderson Henry High School
Helping Hearts Delivery Service Kendra Kleven and Avery Weinheimer Sully Buttes High School
Stoltenberg Fencing Christine Stoltenberg Northwestern High School
Best-a-Essay Aiden Boerger Milbank High School
New Outlook Brianna Jorgenson Florence High School
Maria’s Boarding and Grooming Maria Jenkins Leola High School
Hattie’s Patties Hattie Muellenbach Milbank High School