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RHS Students Participate in YES! Summit

Four students from Raton High School traveled to the Buffalo Thunder Convention Center on November 14, 2016 to participate in the YES! Youth Entrepreneurship Summit. Tori-Anne Platero, Stacie Patterson, Kailie Village Center and Gage Schaap were among the 300+ Native American students from around New Mexico that attended this year’s YES! event.

 

The summit is an initiative of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development organization which is designed for Native high school and college-aged students interested in business and entrepreneurship. The event encourages students to hone their skills and learn more about what it takes to become successful in business. YES! Participants learn from accomplished entrepreneurs about the strategies, skills and best practices that have helped them reach their business dreams.

 

While at the summit, students were asked to participate in an Invention Challenge. RHS students designed a “StudyBuddy” app that would reward students and schools for logging in, answering test questions and studying for tests such as the ACT, SAT and PARCC. The students had to present their design to a panel of judges from the Indian business committee and NCAIED National Committee. The RHS students received third place for their app design.

Students who attended the conference (from l to r):  Tori-Anne Platero, Stacie Patterson, Kailie Village Center and Gage Schaap.

Students who attended the YES! conference (from l to r):  Tori-Anne Platero, Stacie Patterson, Kailie Village Center and Gage Schaap.

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