Irving ISD: MacArthur Entrepreneur Students Pitch Way to Nationals
Two teams of students in the school of business and entrepreneurship at MacArthur High School are bound for nationals, after an impressive showing at the World Series of Entrepreneurship – High School Venture Pitch Competition in Dallas on Thursday. Juniors Kylen Love and Daniel Soto won first place, $5,000 for their business and a $5,000 scholarship with their business “X-Tra Extension.” The team of juniors Carson Miller, Ryan Jo and Nahin Hyatt placed third and received $1,000 for their business, “Skippit,” and a $1,000 scholarship. Both teams will advance to the national competition, to be held in Philadelphia this fall. In addition, Nimitz entrepreneurs Katelyn Patane, Karla Martinez and Daniel Ortega each received an offer from a local foundation to assist with getting a patent and grant for their businesses. MacArthur students Cauren Lynch, Randy Collins, Abbi Hillman and Jessica Jenkins received the Excellence Award.