The 8th annual BIG Idea Competition was a BIG success with 225 entries involving nearly 313 high school students from 32 schools! The BIG Idea Committee would like to congratulate this year’s winners who received over $5,000 in cash and scholarships:
Ace the Pace is an app designed to help students with pacing, strategies, and practice for standardized testing.Rachel Schartz of West Central High School
Chores R Us is a reliable business that provides services to the area farmers and ranchers who have a need for additional labor.Jacob Lux and Emily Smith of Eureka High School
Cassandra’s Quilted Gifts will specialize in one of a kind heirloom quality quilts, pillow cases, bags and other household treasures!Cassandra Ryckman of Ryckman’s Home School
Farmer in the Dell is a child care service that hires high school and college students to babysit and nanny for the West Central, Tri- Valley, Montrose, and Wall Lake areas.Makenzee Gooley and Molly McMahon of West Central High School
Ready Up Rodeo Company is a rodeo training program for beginners and those who have been in the rodeo world.Colton Shoop of Pierre T.F. Riggs High School
Hawks Moonlight Movies is an Indoor and Drive-In Movie Theater with concessions.Emily Heiberger, Christine Heiman, and Marina Muecke of Canistota High School
Bytes and Pieces is a computer repair, customization, and piece replacement shop looking to arm the tech guru and aid the technologically impaired alike.Andrew Childs and Louis Mehlhaff of Pierre T.F. Riggs High School
KGP Organic Gardens includes an indoor, organic fruit and vegetable garden with an emphasis on helping kids eat healthier.Brady Krause, Dylan Pauli, and Logan Gerdes of Milbank High School
A Special Thanks to the teachers who encouraged their students’ participation.
Thanks to the committee members and community leaders who participated as judges, panelists and supporters.
Next year’s competition will open again on September 1, 2015.
In preparation for the competition, please give us an estimate of the number of entries from your school this year. Thank you!