Bridgehampton’s Virtual Enterprise, an in-school entrepreneurship program and business simulation class, competed in the fourth annual Long Island Virtual Enterprises Business Competition and Trade Fair on January 14 at SUNY Farmingdale. The National Business Plan Competition, one of the most rigorous business plan competitions for public high school students, is the culmination of the Virtual Enterprise program and involves approximately 10,000 public high school students from across the United States. This year 29 VE firms from Long Island competed in the local competition at Farmingdale.
Henry Kotz, India Hemby, Tatyana Dawson and Hayley Lund presented the Bridgehampton Virtual Enterprise team’s business plan to two panels of business professionals, while Anajae Lamb and Jada Pinkney sold over $160,000 in virtual merchandise at the Trade Fair. Together the team of six, under the facilitation of Dr. Carrie McDermott, far exceeded expectations and sales projections with the victorious debut of their firm ONEONE932.
The Bridgehampton/Pierson girls’ field hockey team won the State Championship 2013. Senior soccer team member India Hemby, Athletic Director Mary Ann Jules, and Superintendent/Principal Dr. Lois Favre proudly displayed the championship banner in the Bridgehampton School gymnasium last week.