Byron Nelson High School (BNHS) Virtual Enterprise International (VEI - the BNHS Business Management Program) students are headed to the International Youth Business Summit in NYC in April to compete in the Global Business Challenge, Business Plan Competition and International Trade Show. The BNHS firm will be competing against 8,500 other firms across the world! The accomplishment is particularly impressive since the group is not only a first year firm, but they’re also the first team in Texas to ever advance to Nationals. WAY TO GO BOBCATS!!!
The students’ company, ‘Life’s PURiTEA’, is an organic tea brewery. The team is comprised of 19 students employed by the “firm” who are tasked with developing a complete Business Plan. Several students have received scholarships and international recognitions for their work. The firm recently won six, top three awards at a Regional Competition in Myrtle Beach, Florida.
Congratulations to the following students for the outstanding work, and the Town Council looks forward to hearing the firm’s presentation and meeting the students on March 24 at 7:00 p.m. in the Municipal Building Boardroom, located at 100 Municipal Drive. Please join us as we celebrate the students, and Business Teacher Antonio Banos (Mr. B), for their awesome achievements!
- Ashlyn Murphy — Chief Sales Officer
- Vianca Santana — Chief Operating Officer
- Hannah Ricketts — Chief Creative Officer
- Scott Travis — Chief Strategic Officer
- Syed Hossain — VP of Human Resources
- Samantha Mullins — Chief Marketing Officer
- Jett Monroe
- Izabella Carvalho
- Trevor Rogers
- Lauren Perez
- Drew Beakley
- Ashley Walters
- Kien Cao
- Emily Birdsong
- Merryl Kibibi
- Wade Lewis
- Joseph Cote
- Natalie Curtis
- Connor Sheehan
The program is a “pilot” business program that will be completely moved to the new comprehensive high school, V.R. Eaton High School, in the fall. This new business academy will be 33,000 sq. ft. of pure raw business education. Incoming 8th and 9th grade students at BNHS can apply for the academy at Eaton. The principal at Eaton, Dr. Carri Eddy, has fully immersed herself in the program and will be travelling with the BNHS VEI firm to NYC in April.
Academy students will have a chance to learn about Finance, Accounting, Human Resources, Marketing, Sales, Promotions, Advertising, Management, Business Law, Logistics, Business Ethics and Entrepreneurship. They will learn how to start, run and potentially one day sell their own Business. They will have a chance to earn several business certifications. Along with the academy facilitator and teaching staff, business mentors and speakers will be an integral component of the success of the program. Sponsors will also be imperative to help students travel and compete at the multiple competitions offered throughout the year.
Please contact NISD for more information about the program.