The West Virginia Business Plan Competition affords high school and college students around the state the unique opportunity to make a business idea come to life with the support of state institutions of higher education and seasoned business professionals from around the country. We are moving the state forward by engaging young minds to solve West Virginia's greatest issues through entrepreneurship and innovation.
It is my pleasure to announce that one of my students has been selected to advance to the final round in this prestigious competition. His name is Christian Adams and he is a junior enrolled in Business & Marketing Essentials. Christian also placed first in last year's DECA WV State Competition in an event with fellow junior, Noah Nichols.
This is the third straight year Buckhannon-Upshur High School students have advanced into the top 10 business plans in the state. Christian will be attending a preparation event before a final presentation of his business plan for a chance to earn a $10,000 WV state scholarship. Please join me in recognizing his achievement and wishing him good luck on his future presentation.